Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A patient not residing in a hospital, but receiving medical advice, etc., from the institution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical aid from it.
- n. A medical patient who receives treatment at a hospital, especially in an emergency room, but is not admitted to stay overnight. Distinguished from
inpatient, who is assigned to a room to reside there while being treated.
- n. one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary.
- n. a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
“Whitney Houston has voluntarily enrolled in an out-patient rehab program for drugs and alcohol treatment, her rep told People.”
“That is what they are given if they are found to be malnourished and they do the OTP out-patient therapy there.”
“Nutritional foods are ready to eatIn the out-patient therapy program, Lokor receives 45 grams a week of a peanut paste fortified with a range of micro-nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, potassium, and folic acid.”
“The surgery, an out-patient procedure, while minor, will require complete voice rest followed by an undetermined period of recuperation that will require the postponement of the 'All For The Hall' benefit concert," the statement reads.”
“Increasingly hospitals require insurance or a credit care before scheduling a patient for out-patient services.”
“GP and hospital out-patient care is virtually free, but many Greeks cannot even afford the €5 £4.30 fee they are required to pay when visiting public out-patient clinics, and doctors say they are often forced to haggle over fees.”
“The company said the majority of sales of the drug are from out-patient prescriptions for hemophilia patients, not hospital use.”
“It is my hope that acupuncturists in America will be included in the health care teams of both in-patient and out-patient stroke treatment centers as part of our own American health care system.”
“Dr. Singh said we could manage my care as out-patient for now, as long as I came back for an appointment every month.”
“A full-service hospital with an intensive-care unit, providing the highest level of surgical care and in-patient services, would be a much more costly operation to run than an out-patient facility.”
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