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Definition of "out-patient" []

  • A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical aid from it. (noun)
  • A medical patient who receives treatment at a hospital, especially in an emergency room, but is not admitted to stay overnight. Distinguished from <contr>inpatient</contr>, who is assigned to a room to reside there while being treated. (noun)
  • One who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "out-patient" in a sentence
  • "Whitney Houston has voluntarily enrolled in an out-patient rehab program for drugs and alcohol treatment, her rep told People."
  • "That is what they are given if they are found to be malnourished and they do the OTP out-patient therapy there."
  • "Nutritional foods are ready to eatIn the out-patient therapy program, Lokor receives 45 grams a week of a peanut paste fortified with a range of micro-nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, potassium, and folic acid."