outpatient department

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outpatient department

As defined in the UK, a hospital department where healthcare professionals see outpatients, which consists of consulting rooms and support areas—e.g. nurses station, treatment rooms, waiting rooms. Outpatient departments are often physically located near support services (e.g. X-ray, ECG, surgical appliance department, pharmacy etc.).

out·pa·tient de·part·ment

(OPD) (owt'pā-shĕnt dĕ-pahrt'mĕnt)
A hospital department/unit where nonurgent ambulatory medical care is provided.
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The blast caused millions of dollars in damage to the chemotherapy ward, the outpatient department, a reception area and parts of the cafeteria, a hospital spokesperson said.
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On average, beneficiaries can get an appointment with a doctor or with the outpatient department in about a week.
6 times more expensive per patient than the outpatient department service, and in the General Medical stratum the cost per patient of the outpatient department service was 56% that of the domiciliary service.
These factors, combined with a feared loss of outpatient department business to competitors if the ventures were not undertaken, led the hospital to believe it would be better off by proceeding than by not doing so.
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