out-patient


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out-patient

(ˈautpeiʃənt) noun
a person who comes to hospital for treatment but does not stay there overnight.
adjective
an out-patient department.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Russell said the trust's favoured option would be to revamp the Cottage Hospital to provide more out-patient services, while moving most in-patient beds to other sites such as Wansbeck General in Ashington.
The projects include sexual health clinics in Glasgow's Springburn, out-patient facilities in Dundee and new services in Irvine and Cumnock, Ayrshire.
But it was a different picture for patients waiting for their first out-patient appointment, which increased for the sixth month and now stands at its highest level since January
I also attend out-patient clinics inthe afternoons; the lavatories are disgusting, through nothing other than misuse by patients.
Eight transport ambulances have been enlisted to provide patients with mobility difficulties easy access to out-patient services at Sutton Coldfield's Good Hope Hospital.
In its manifesto for the 1999 Welsh Assembly election Labour promised by the end of its first term no-one would wait more than six months for out-patient treatment or more than 18 months for in-patient treatment.
"We have also had no patient waiting for longer than 26 weeks for their first out-patient appointment.
HEALTH authorities are to be ordered to draw up plans to reduce out-patient waiting lists.
Ontario's hospitals receive about 85 per cent of their operating funds from the province, with the balance provided through fees charged for private- and semi-private rooms, technical services, out-patient services and parking.
The other components of accountability, such as quality assurance, fee review, and out-patient services review, are, as of now, embryonic.
QUETTA -- The provincial health department has imposed a ban on private practice by government doctors in the morning, while also deciding to deduct salaries of those remaining absent from the general out-patient departments (OPDs).
This power struggle between the doctors and the administration has paralysed medical treatment in the out-patient department (OPD).