a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
A patient who receives treatment at a hospital or clinic but is not admitted overnight; a receiver of ambulatory care.
Provided without requiring an overnight stay by the patient.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owt′pā-shent, n. a patient who receives aid from a hospital, but lives outside of it.
The numerical value of outpatient in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of outpatient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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The survey data suggest better spending on healthcare services, in particular at outpatient care facilities and other medical service providers.
The findings of the study are encouraging that problem-solving therapy may be beneficial as add on to outpatient rehabilitation, nevertheless, additional research is needed to better understand the discrepancies of the results.
The higher prices in hospital outpatient departments are passed on to employers in the form of higher premiums, and ultimately to workers in the form of less generous health benefits, higher premium cost sharing, or lower wages, certainly patients with co-insurance would pay more out-of-pocket when the price of service is higher.
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