inpatient


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in·pa·tient

 (ĭn′pā′shənt)
n.
A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.
adj.
Of or relating to inpatients or their care.

inpatient

(ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt)
n
(Medicine) a hospital patient who occupies a bed for at least one night in the course of treatment, examination, or observation. Compare outpatient

in•pa•tient

(ˈɪnˌpeɪ ʃənt)

n.
a patient who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inpatient - a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
outpatient - a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
Translations

inpatient

[ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt] Npaciente mf hospitalizado/a

inpatient

[ˈɪnˌpeɪʃnt] ndegente m/f, ricoverato/a

inpatient

n paciente hospitalizado
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With the exception of some unique programs that integrate inpatient rehabilitation care into the acute care management of their patients, TBI inpatient rehabilitation usually begins after the individual is medically stabilized in the acute care setting and discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
VAMC nursing officials--nurse executives who are responsible for all nursing care at VAMCs and nurse managers who are responsible for supervising RNs on VAMC inpatient units--GAO interviewed reported that although VA inpatient RNs are required to input patient data into VA's PCS, they do not rely on the information generated by PCS because it is outdated and inaccurate.
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Robert Rohrbaugh argue that inpatient training helps foster the development of psychiatry's fundamental skills in indispensable ways, and they note that other specialties appear to place great value on inpatient training (Academic Psychiatry 2007;31:266-9).
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An extensive survey by the Career Satisfaction Study Group suggested the need to balance outpatient and inpatient hours in order to relieve stress.
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They have to make arrangements for the transfer and or discharge of all patients before they can close the door to being an inpatient facility.
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