noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1715 a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment — compare inpatient

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  • outpatient — (n.) 1715, person who is treated at a hospital but not admitted, from OUT (Cf. out) + PATIENT (Cf. patient) (n.). The adjective is first recorded 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • outpatient — ► NOUN ▪ a patient attending a hospital for treatment without staying overnight …   English terms dictionary

  • outpatient — [out′pā΄shənt] n. a patient who is treated at a hospital, clinic, etc. and leaves without becoming an inpatient …   English World dictionary

  • outpatient — [[t]a͟ʊtpeɪʃənt[/t]] outpatients also out patient N COUNT: oft N n An outpatient is someone who receives treatment at a hospital but does not spend the night there. ...the outpatient clinic... She received psychiatric care as an outpatient. Ant:… …   English dictionary

  • outpatient — UK [ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃ(ə)nt] / US noun [countable] Word forms outpatient : singular outpatient plural outpatients someone who receives medical treatment at a hospital, but who does not stay there for the night an outpatient clinic/department See:… …   English dictionary

  • outpatient — noun Outpatient is used before these nouns: ↑appointment, ↑care, ↑clinic, ↑department, ↑programme, ↑surgery, ↑treatment Outpatient is used after these nouns: ↑hospital …   Collocations dictionary

  • outpatient — out|pa|tient [ˈautˌpeıʃənt] n someone who goes to a hospital for treatment but does not stay for the night →↑inpatient ▪ an outpatient clinic ▪ a routine examination in outpatients (=the outpatient department of a hospital) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Outpatient — A patient who is not an inpatient (not hospitalized), but instead comes to a doctor’s office, clinic, or day surgery for treatment). Outpatient care is called ambulatory care. * * * A patient treated in a hospital dispensary or clinic instead of… …   Medical dictionary

  • outpatient — out|pa|tient [ aut,peıʃnt ] noun count someone who receives medical treatment at a hospital, but does not stay there for the night: an outpatient clinic/department ─ compare INPATIENT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outpatient — /owt pay sheuhnt/, n. a patient who receives treatment at a hospital, as in an emergency room or clinic, but is not hospitalized. Also, out patient. [1705 15; OUT + PATIENT] * * * …   Universalium

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