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out·pa·tient

 (out′pā′shənt)
n.
A patient whose treatment does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or clinic.
adj.
Of or relating to outpatients or their care.

outpatient

(ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt)
n
(Medicine) a nonresident hospital patient. Compare inpatient

out′pa`tient

or out′-pa`tient,



n.
a person who receives treatment at a hospital but is not hospitalized.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outpatient - a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
inpatient, inmate - a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
Translations
ambulantni pacijent

outpatient

[ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt] Npaciente mf externo/a
outpatients' departmentsección f de pacientes externos or no hospitalizados

outpatient

[ˈaʊtpeɪʃənt]
modif [department] → de jour; [appointment, treatment] → en hôpital de jour

outpatient

[ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃnt] npaziente m/f esterno/a
outpatients' department → ambulatorio (all'interno di un ospedale)

out·pa·tient

n. paciente externo, paciente de consulta externa, paciente no hospitalizado.

outpatient

adj ambulatorio, de consulta externa, externo; — clinic clínica ambulatoria; — procedure procedimiento ambulatorio; — services servicios ambulatorios or de consulta externa; n paciente mf ambulatorio or externo
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Compared to conventional inpatient surgery, patients undergoing outpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA) experience higher rates of certain complications, including infections, repeat surgery, and blood clots, according to the new research by Armin Arshi, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and colleagues.
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In a statement, CMS Administrator Mark McClellan said that it was time to look more closely at outpatient payments: "Doing nothing is not sustainable from the standpoint of Medicare costs and beneficiary premiums, and we want public input on the best approaches to promoting high-quality, affordable care.