A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.(noun)
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Use "inpatient" in a sentence
"The psychology practicum student will be afforded the opportunity to develop skills in inpatient consultation with a rehabilitation population, including inpatient children and adolescents and their families."
"After threats to run away, he cooperated with his admission to an adolescent long-term inpatient unit."
"� Use the latest assessment tools, clinical interventions and treatments with outpatient, short-term rehabilitation and long-term inpatient populations"