Definición de heartsink patient en inglés:

heartsink patient

Saltos de línea: heart|sink pa|tient

sustantivo

British informal
  • (Among doctors) a patient who makes frequent visits to a surgery, complaining of persistent but unidentifiable ailments.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • I recognised my scrawl and wondered if I had written this in desperation for something to do for another heartsink patient.
    • Because such patients may evoke despair, anger, and frustration in doctors, they may be referred to as ‘heartsink patients,’ ‘difficult patients,’ ‘fat folder patients,’ and ‘chronic complainers.’
    • Imagine inviting your heartsink patients home for dinner.

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