Definition of 'outpatient'
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My doctor scheduled outpatient surgery right away. Christianity Today (2000)They offer outpatient care and have advisers to tell parents what steps to take. The Sun (2011)They offer outpatient care and have advisers to help parents. The Sun (2012)Her health suffered while she was on a waiting list for outpatient treatment and counselling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are given outpatient care for between nine and 18 months. The Sun (2012)She spent a year receiving treatment in an outpatient clinic in London. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A hospital outpatient appointment would then be required only if specialist management is needed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He could be sent home for outpatient care within weeks, or spend his life in a secure hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This can be done by going along to your cardiologist's outpatient clinic and asking the people who attend. Coping with Angina (1990)For financial reasons these now need to be done on an outpatient basis, and that is certainly not ideal. Understanding Cancer (1987)Then ask your doctor if you can be referred as an outpatient at hospital on the NHS. The Sun (2010)Setting up GP direct access pathways will cut the need for an initial consultation at the outpatient clinic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)GPs also have admitting rights to hospitals, and much outpatient care is provided in doctors' surgeries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My first placement, as a naive young woman, was in an outpatient psychiatric department in a flagship hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My hospital outpatient slots are 15 minutes long and average GP slots are ten minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Los Angeles by phone after the show and discussed the routine surgery she would undergo the next day, a minor throat procedure at an outpatient clinic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Patients are taught how to treat themselves without calling on the services of their GP, hospital outpatient or accident and emergency department. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Medical experts now say it was too risky for outpatient surgery and should have taken place under general anaesthetic, according to US reports. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'outpatient'
British English: outpatient NOUN
An outpatient is someone who receives treatment at a hospital but does not spend the night there.
...the outpatient clinic.
- American English: outpatient
- Brazilian Portuguese: paciente de ambulatório
- Chinese: 门诊病人
- European Spanish: paciente externo
- French: malade en consultation externe
- German: ambulanter Patient
- Italian: paziente esterno
- Japanese: 外来患者
- Korean: 외래 환자
- European Portuguese: paciente de ambulatório
- Spanish: paciente de ambulatorio
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