private patient


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private patient

n
(Medicine) Brit a patient receiving medical treatment not paid for by the National Health Service
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To find a commercial partner to enter the Private Patient Market.
As part of this pledge, today we relaunched the Partnership for Prescription Assistance(PPA) website to provide patients and caregivers with faster, easier access to information on public and private patient assistance programs.
Most private patient activity is actually carried out in private rather than NHS hospitals, thus relieving the NHS of a considerable workload.
Moreover the practice is for the private consultant to agree this process and play a part in giving the private patient priority on the public health list.
Yvonne Bottomley, deputy chief executive and finance director, said Clatterbridge was considering "joint venture proposals to provide private patient services.
For example, the committee has decided to allow the operation of a relative of a former Bahrain MP even though he jumped all queues to get himself admitted at the SMC, while a critically-ill Bahraini, a private patient, was denied treatment," said a consultants' spokesman.
But NHS bosses said she would then be classed as a private patient and liable for the entire pounds 15,000- a-month bill for the drugs and care otherwise provided for free by South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust.
The expansion will add 71 private patient rooms and 124,000 SF.
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.
Administrative safeguards ensure that day-to-day operations regarding the handling of private patient data is documented, managed and controlled.

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