Definition of outpatient in English:

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outpatient

Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtpeɪʃ(ə)nt/

noun

A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying there overnight: [as modifier]: an outpatient clinic
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  • The patients attended the outpatient clinic every three or four months as part of routine follow up.
  • The hospital authorities must know the number of staff on each shift and the average number of outpatients attending clinics.
  • It can be performed in an outpatients clinic, allowing patients to return home the same day.

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