OUTPATIENT

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noun. a registered ambulatory patient who can be treated sans an overnight stay in a hospital, clinic, or other institution, for instance, in a doctor's or group practice's office, a clinic, or a day-surgical center.

OUTPATIENT: "Most forms of plastic surgery are performed on an outpatient basis."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OUTPATIENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/outpatient/ (accessed October 6, 2022).

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