outpatient

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outpatient (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Provided without requiring an overnight stay by the patient.
    • 1991, Proceedings of the Commission on the Future Structure of Veterans Health Care‎, page 1174:
      MR. MILLER: It is more outpatient than it is inpatient.
    • 1994 Jun 6, “Huntington Hospital Plans Renovation Project Construction is Expected to be Completed within Two Years”, Fort Wayne News Sentinel:
      The changes are necessary because "health care is going more outpatient than inpatient," Whitacre said.
    • 1998 Aug 23, “Public Health Officer Warns of Risks of Liposuction”, Los Angeles Times:
      It is outpatient and prepaid.

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Noun[edit]

outpatient (plural outpatients)

  1. A patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight; a receiver of ambulatory care.

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