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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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