outpatient outpatient  /ˈaʊt ˌpeɪ ʃənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated

Usage(s):

  1. But they also enjoyed the freedom of outpatient life as well as comfortable housing and meals.
  2. From my home in Washington, I returned regularly as an outpatient over the next 18 months for therapy and prosthesis training.
  3. Today Chindex runs two hospitals and five outpatient centers.

News

  1. Slidell Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic manager describes services to Camellia City Kiwanis

    Richard Breaux, manager of the Slidell Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, recently was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Camellia City Kiwanis Club. The evening meeting was held at Mi Patio Restaurant. Richard Breaux is the manager of the...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Flu Season Doctor Visits Reached Record at Early Peak

    Patients visited outpatient clinics for flu-like illnesses at one of the highest recorded rates during the peak of last season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Treatment of Mental Illness Saves Your Taxpayer Dollars

    Emerging research suggests outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems — and saves taxpayers money to boot. Researchers looked at the extent to which treating mental illness can keep people with mental health problems out of trouble with the law. “This study shows that providing mental health [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

Quotes

  1. "I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Reed," Gates said in the Pentagon briefing room.
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

  2. "I'm worried about if it's this bad at the outpatient facilities at Walter Reed, how is it in the rest of the country? Because Walter Reed is our crown jewel," said Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y.
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

  3. "Whether that treatment is to be provided in an inpatient or outpatient facility" should not be an issue, Kaine said.
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Tim Kaine Source: USA Today

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