outpatient discharge

outpatient discharge

A patient discharge which marks the end of an outpatient episode.

Types of outpatient discharges
Death; referral to a consultant in another specialty, referral to the same consultant but in a different specialty; referral to another consultant in the same specialty on medical grounds; or cases in which the patient has defaulted on multiple appointments.
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For the first time there are databases that combine precise data from multiple sources including professional claims physician referral data, hospital inpatient discharge data, outpatient discharge data and emergency department data.
When completed, the facility, which has a total project cost of $95 million, will offer 21 operating rooms, new patient staging and recovery areas, a clinical laboratory and an outpatient discharge area.

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