Definition of prehospital in English:


Syllabification: pre·hos·pi·tal
Pronunciation: /prēˈhäspitl


  • Relating to procedures administered or care provided prior to a patient’s arrival at a hospital: the bandage was developed primarily for a prehospital setting
    More example sentences
    • But the quality of prehospital and hospital care has to improve.
    • The Scottish Ambulance Service is the sole provider of emergency prehospital ambulance care for the 5.1 million population of Scotland.
    • The mobile unit brought 172 of these to hospital, and prehospital intubation was done in 43% of severely injured patients.

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