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outpatient

a nonresident hospital patient

outpatient

[′au̇t‚pā·shənt]
(medicine)
A patient who comes to the hospital or clinic for diagnosis and treatment but who does not occupy a bed in the institution.
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Dr Hani Kilani, medical director, HMGH, said the establishment of a second outpatient clinic is a response to the growing need for community-based psychiatry and mental healthcare services.
While inpatient care remains the core business for most hospitals and health systems, the shift to outpatient care is a good one, said Amy Wolaver, an associate professor of economics at Bucknell University and an expert on health care utilization.
Of the 1127 eligible patients, 1081 were included in the matched cohort, with 576 (53%) treated as hospitalized patients and 505 (47%) treated as outpatients. The mean age of the matched cohorts was 63.2 years for the inpatient group and 63.6 years for the outpatient group.
"All of our services are available to anyone living with a life-limiting condition; patients or carers interested in accessing our services should speak to their GP, district or Macmillan nurse, or contact our outpatient team on 01236 766951."
Given our interest in outpatient surgery, we then used appropriate place of service codes embedded within claims from the Carrier and Outpatient RIFs to distinguish procedures performed in a physician's office (11), HOPD (22), or ASC (24).
outpatient cost 2.7m The amount lost to missed outpatient appointments in 2016/17 is a record level.
States with percent-of-charge-based fee regulations had substantially higher hospital outpatient payments per surgical episode than states with fixed-amount fee schedules - 30 to 196 percent higher than the median of the study states with fixed-amount fee schedules in 2016.
Last fall, however, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) eliminated the latter obstacle by removing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from its inpatient-only (IPO) list, thus allowing eligible Medicare recipients to undergo surgery on an outpatient basis beginning in January 2018.
Missed appointments can increase outpatient waiting times and waste doctors' and nurses' time waiting for a patient to arrive in clinic.
In 2016 almost half a million outpatients did not attend their outpatient appointment.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 9, 2017-AAC Holdings to Sell Outpatient and Sober Living Facilities in Nevada, Texas for USD 25m