- a patient who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment.
Origin of inpatient
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Examples from the Web for inpatient
Medisave accounts are used mostly for inpatient expenses, but also some outpatient ones.Conservatives go to Court to Stop Free-Market Healthcare
March 13, 2012
I am inpatient to introduce you to that Society, which you were born to ornament and charm.The Belle's Stratagem
But seeing that the young man heeded him not, he muttered an inpatient "Teremtette!"
A volunteer probably will answer your call and should be able to direct you to inpatient facilities available in your area.
Most health insurance programs cover most of the costs of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, for several weeks or months.
Finally, if you are unable to control an addiction to drugs or alcohol, inpatient care is more likely to be effective.
- a hospital patient who occupies a bed for at least one night in the course of treatment, examination, or observationCompare outpatient
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Word Origin and History for inpatient
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.
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