private patient


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private patient

Medspeak-UK
A patient who has the responsibility for paying charges for hospital accommodation and health services.

Medspeak-US
A patient whose care is entrusted to one physician, who usually has had a long-term relationship with the patient, and who is often directly reimbursed for his or her services by a third party payer or by the patient him- or herself.

private patient

A Pt whose care is entrusted to one physician, who usually has had a long-term relationship with the Pt, and who is often directly reimbursed for his services by a 'third party' payer or by the Pt. Cf Personal physician.

private patient

A patient whose care is the responsibility of one identifiable health care professional, usually a physician or dentist. The health care professional is paid directly, either by the patient or by the patient's insurer.
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Prior information notice without call for competition: Design, build and operation of a standalone Private Patients Facility on land adjacent to our acute hospital premises
Referring to the possible solution, he said that slight increase in the maximum limit could enable public sector institutes like PIC to offer Angioplasty to private patients within prescribed limit.
The NHS carries out over 10 million operations a year of which only a fraction of a percentage point relates to private patients. The independent healthcare sector treats the majority of private patients and, indeed, some NHS patients on a contractual basis.
The NHS Code of Practice for private patients states that 'provision of services for private patients should not prejudice the interests of NHS patients or disrupt NHS services' and 'NHS commitments should take precedence over private work'.
Private patient advocates are not affiliated with doctors or hospitals.
In 2016, PS12.2million worth of debt accrued by overseas visitors was written off, while PS2.3million in private patient bad debt was written off.
Betsi Chair Dr Higson stresses the Health Board's commitment to Human Rights and Equality - yet 'private patients' are fast-tracked into our NHS hospitals for inpatient operations, day-case surgery, endoscopy, xrays and scans etc.
MERSEYSIDE'S specialist cancer hospital has opened a unit exclusively for private patients.
The accusation comes only weeks after Health Ministry officials said it was wrong for private patients to take precedence over those forced to queue for months before they are operated on.
It has a Web site with an online tool that determines eligibility for more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.
Upon entry to hospital, all patients are required to fill in a patient election form which records whether they are to be treated as a public patient, thereby avoiding out of pocket expenses, or as a private patient, enabling them to skip the public sector surgical queue for elective procedures.
Five states--Colorado, Indiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Utah--will receive a total of $25 million over five years to develop secure statewide networks so private patient medical information can be accessed.

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