Entry from British & World English dictionary
A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying overnight: the waiting list for day patients has shot up by fifty per cent
More example sentences
- She'd have to go in to hospital as a day patient a couple of days a week every other week.
- He became a day patient at York's Bootham Park Hospital - he found it too claustrophobic to live there.
- We have been trying to get a residential bed for her since last November but she has had to be a day patient instead.
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