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outpatient (not comparable)
- (medicine) Provided without requiring an overnight stay by the patient.
United States Commission on the Future Structure of Veterans Health Care, 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 June 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 August 23, “Public Health Officer Warns of Risks of Liposuction”, Los Angeles Times:
- It is outpatient and prepaid.
- (healthcare) A patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight; a receiver of ambulatory care.
patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight