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private patient

noun
1.
(Brit) a patient receiving medical treatment not paid for by the National Health Service
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  • Being a private patient, he had what is called his extras in food.

  • Generally, the only rule of the private patient's diet is what the nurse has to give.

    Notes on Nursing Florence Nightingale
  • He pretended to think that her sympathy was for his fall from the estate of a private patient to the free ward.

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  • It was somewhat later that Jane Brown was reprimanded for being found in the linen room with a private patient.

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