inpatient

noun
in·​pa·​tient | \ ˈin-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce inpatient (audio) \

Definition of inpatient

: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment — compare outpatient

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Encompass Health will build a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Tampa Bay, Fla., to open in 2021. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Encompass to build 50-bed facility in Tampa Bay," 29 July 2019 Eventually, Luka’s mother, Kelly Kinard, started researching inpatient substance abuse programs, but struggled to find one that would take a teenager dependent on nicotine. Moriah Balingit, Washington Post, "‘Helpless to the draw of nicotine’: Doctors, parents and schools grapple with teens addicted to e-cigarettes," 26 July 2019 Eventually, Luka's mother, Kelly Kinard, started researching inpatient substance abuse programs, but struggled to find one that would take a teenager dependent on nicotine. Author: Moriah Balingit, Anchorage Daily News, "E-cigarettes spawn a form of teen addiction that worries doctors, parents and schools," 26 July 2019 Anderson underlines the difference in inpatient rates between the individual market and the group markets before the ACA’s changes; individual plans saw as little as one-third the inpatient utilization as the group plans. Los Angeles Times, "Column: How Obamacare brought health coverage to the people, in four amazing charts," 18 July 2019 Beaumont Health’s newest hospital – its ninth – will be a mental health hospital that will double the system’s inpatient capacity for mental health patients, said Beaumonth Health CEO John Fox. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Summa Health to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health," 9 July 2019 In the pilot, the hospital has been able to discharge about 70% of patients to lower levels of care within 24 hours, with the rest needing inpatient hospitalization, Berkowitz said. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "’A lack of mental health services has plagued Chicago for decades’: Holy Cross Hospital expanding to fill that void on the Southwest Side," 9 July 2019 In a catalytic first step, the county decided to outsource its inpatient care to one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains, Universal Health Services Inc., known by its stock market symbol UHS. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County wants to retool the way it helps people suffering from a mental health crisis. Consensus is lacking.," 24 July 2019 Simultaneously behavioral health services will add 143 staff positions, 20 more than originally proposed, primarily for mental health and inpatient health services. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County adopts $6.24 billion budget with increases in mental health, child welfare spending," 25 June 2019

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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inpatient

noun

English Language Learners Definition of inpatient

medical : a patient who stays for one or more nights in a hospital for treatment

inpatient

noun
in·​pa·​tient | \ ˈin-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce inpatient (audio) \

Medical Definition of inpatient

: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment — compare outpatient

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