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glossary:outpatient

A patient who is not an inpatient (not hospitalized) but instead is cared for elsewhere – as in a doctor's office, clinic, or day surgery center. The term outpatient dates back at least to 1715. Outpatient care today is also called ambulatory care.

glossary/outpatient.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)