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outpatient

 [owt´pa-shent]
a patient who comes to the hospital, clinic, or dispensary for diagnosis or treatment but is not admitted for an overnight stay.

out·pa·tient (OP),

(owt'pā'shent),
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.

outpatient

/out·pa·tient/ (-pa-shent) a patient who comes to the hospital, clinic, or dispensary for diagnosis and/or treatment but does not occupy a bed.

outpatient

(out′pā′shənt)
n.
A patient whose treatment does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or clinic.
adj.
Of or relating to outpatients or their care.

outpatient (OP)

Etymology: AS, ut + L, patientia, endurance
1 n, a patient, not hospitalized, who is being treated in an office, clinic, or other ambulatory care facility.
2 adj, pertaining to a health care facility for patients who are not hospitalized or to the treatment or care of such a patient. Compare inpatient.

outpatient

Managed care
adjective Referring to that which occurs outside of an institutional health care environment or hospital setting—e.g., therapy.

noun A patient undergoing a diagnostic workup, evaluation, or treatment outside of a hospital.

Medspeak-UK
noun A patient who receives care in hospital without requiring an overnight stay; any patient who attends a specialty (consultant) or other medical clinic or is seen outside of a clinic by a consultant or senior member of his or her team at any location including the patient's home. Outpatients can be distinguished from ward attenders by the fact that they are usually seen by junior members of the team.

Types of outpatients
New, follow-up (return).

outpatient

adjective Referring to that which occurs–eg, therapy, outside of an institutional health care environment or hospital setting noun A Pt undergoing a diagnostic workup, evaluation, or treatment outside of a hospital. Cf Inpatient Psychiatry Mental health treatment in the community at a local clinic or from private therapists.

out·pa·tient

(owt'pā'shĕnt)
A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in a room or ward.

outpatient

A patient receiving medical attention in a medical facility who does not occupy a bed overnight.

out·pa·tient

(owt'pā'shĕnt)
Patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of in an overnight room or ward.

outpatient,

n a patient, not hospitalized or housed in an extended care facility, who is being treated in an office, clinic, or other ambulatory care facility.

outpatient

a patient who comes to the hospital, clinic or dispensary for diagnosis and/or treatment but does not occupy a cage or stall.
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