Entry from British & World English dictionary
Visits paid by a doctor in a hospital to each of the patients in their care or in a particular ward or wards.
- All members of the team sat in with me in an outpatient clinic and observed my ward round of inpatients.
- The next patient on the post-take ward round was a ‘straightforward’ overdose.
- As a specialist registrar in old age psychiatry, I joined a geriatric medical ward round to pick up patients who would benefit from psychiatric input and to brush up on my geriatric medicine.
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