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day hospital

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A hospital, or a designated portion of a hospital, where people receive care during part or all of the day and go home at the end of the day. The care may be medical, surgical, psychiatric,...

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day-patient

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A person who is admitted to hospital for treatment, examination, or observation but who does not remain there overnight. Compare in-patient; out-patient.

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in-patient

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. a patient who is admitted to a bed in a hospital ward and remains there for a period of time for treatment, examination, or observation. Compare out-patient.

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