- a patient who receives treatment at a hospital, as in an emergency room or clinic, but is not hospitalized.
Origin of outpatient
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Examples from the Web for outpatient
The request for outpatient medical services has been reviewed and has not been certified.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
“Outpatient imaging actually subsidizes other medical departments,” Chris Sistrom, MD, MPH, Ph.D., told The Daily Beast.Are Routine Scans Causing Cancer?
September 17, 2014
Back in Liberia, Mosoka was summoned when an emergency arose at an outpatient clinic.How Bureaucrats Let Ebola Spread to Nigeria
August 14, 2014
He had just returned home after an outpatient procedure, said longtime companion Rhonda Ford, Cymonde's mother.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
May 16, 2014
After getting three DUIs in less than three months, Minsky was ordered by the court to attend an outpatient rehab program.From G.I. to Eye Candy: War Vet Alex Minsky’s Model Turn
March 15, 2014
In the outpatient department a question arose about marriage.The Luck of Thirteen
Your condition may be too serious to be treated appropriately on an outpatient basis.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
She began the day in the Outpatient Department, and a poor woman came with a child that had bitten its tongue.The Christian
- a nonresident hospital patientCompare inpatient
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Word Origin and History for outpatient
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that does not require an overnight stay.
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