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outpatient

a nonresident hospital patient
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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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Royal Liverpool University Hospital saw the most outpatients - 647,531 in 2012/13.
More malpractice payments were made in 2009 for adverse events that happened in the outpatient setting than in the inpatient setting, according to a report in JAMA.
Ninety-five outpatients, staff and visitors worked with artist in residence Sian Hughes to develop the Clwydian Range panoramas in the waiting room.
TORONTO -- Thyroidectomy can be safely and effectively performed on an outpatient basis and at a lower cost than in the hospital, according to results from a prospective, nonrandomized trial that were presented during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
The new paediatrics outpatient department has also been designed to give more light and space for staff to work in.
These isolates were from intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU inpatients, plus outpatients from 15 hospitals in 2000 and 21 hospitals in 2002 (excluding the 4 hospitals already tested).
Resident ratings of care correlated with outpatient ratings of care, and resident ratings of the degree of supervision in the training program correlated with inpatient ratings of care in an analysis of data from 83 outpatient facilities and 79 inpatient centers in the Veterans Affairs medical system.
"Outpatient treatment of PID [pelvic inflammatory disease] in girls may save money because it resulted in shorter hospitalizations" when patients failed their initial treatment and required hospitalization, Dr.
In outpatients, we want to get down to no-one waiting more than 13 weeks."He said the longer-term plan was to appoint a fifth ear, nose and throat surgeon to help cater for the growing numbers of patients being seen.
By 1993, 1 in 131 outpatient deaths and 1 in 854 inpatient deaths were caused by medication errors, meaning that outpatients were 6.5 times likelier than inpatients to die.
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.