patient category

patient category

An NHS term of art for a patient’s status regarding payment for services.

NHS Patient categories
1  Amenity patient
2  Paying patient
3  NHS patient
4  Overseas visitor liable to pay for treatment
5  Overseas visitor not liable to pay (reciprocal arrangements)
8  Other, including hospice patients
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He argued that the patient category system is functioning in various facilities of the province, enabling them to avail facilities akin to private facilities.
They said that the patient category system (poor, general and private) was already working in various hospitals of the province, including the Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology, Multan, and the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, where patients who could afford got treatment facilities alike private hospitals.
Cross tabulation was used to compare patient category with indications and chi square test was used.
Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus among MDR-TB and Drug Sensitive TB Patients Percentage of Patients Patient Category DIABETIC NON DIABETIC MDR TB 30.60% 69.40% DRUG SENSITIVE TB 17.30% 32.70% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Each operation also brings revenue to the hospital, although it varies according to patient category of income.
It should, however, be noted that patients with a history of SPF in their original RMP were placed in a high-risk patient category and had more frequent follow-ups than patients without SPF in their original RMP.
The association between the patient categories (i.e., ART naive versus ART experienced) and serum interleukin-6 levels was not affected after adjustment for the gender of the participants, with the regression coefficient for patient category reducing by 0.13% (b = 15.76 versus b= 15.74).
The Best of Competition Award was given to IOA Healthcare Furniture for CAMA Bed Chair, which also received a Gold Award in the Seating: Patient category. Shown here are all of the Gold winners:
The older patient category was considerably more likely to require surgical intervention (p<0.001).

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