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outpatient in Hospital topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutpatientout‧pa‧tient /ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt/ noun [countable]  MHsomeone who goes to a hospital for treatment but does not stay for the nightinpatient an outpatient clinic a routine examination in outpatients (=the outpatient department of a hospital)
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outpatientThe tiny device is surgically implanted in an outpatient procedure within the eye, just outside the field of vision.The latest is an outpatient procedure with a new gizmo that removes throat tissues with radio frequencies.Compliance was monitored by questioning patients and counting remaining capsules at each outpatient visit.An obvious candidate for inclusion in these tables is the delay between referral and first appointment in outpatient clinics.Instead of the 170-bed hospital at Travis, they proposed building a $ 27 million outpatient clinic, a project Riggs defended.That said, there are opportunities to reduce outpatient waiting times.Even some outpatient programs are threatened by the changes in the industry.This paper is concerned with the effects of the reforms on general practitioners' referrals to specialist outpatient clinics.