inpatient

noun

in·​pa·​tient ˈin-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce inpatient (audio)
: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment compare outpatient

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Finn reminded visitors that hospice home health care continued during the inpatient unit’s closure. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2022 An inpatient rehab unit at Froedtert Hospital where patients go to recover from strokes, injuries, ailments and surgeries has been hit by a COVID-19 outbreak. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Oct. 2020 The hospital will offer services including inpatient care, a 24-hour emergency care department, specialty care, adult and pediatric primary care along with outpatient procedures. Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 5 Nov. 2022 North Star is one of the only places to offer hospital-level psychiatric care for adolescents in Alaska, and the only to offer acute inpatient care for kids under 13. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Oct. 2022 As a result, while many hospitals realized profits from their inpatient care, Black-serving facilities ran in the red. Gracie Himmelstein, STAT, 21 Sep. 2022 University Hospitals ended inpatient care, surgeries and emergency services at UH Bedford and UH Richmond hospitals in August. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2022 Furthermore, critics who question why the drug industry is being targeted and not other healthcare sectors - such as hospital inpatient care - that have more impact on overall expenditures, are making a legitimate point. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 In July 2021, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia said that the public sector in Sri Lanka provided most of the healthcare services including inpatient care (95%) and outpatient care (50%) at public health facilities. Sanjeet Bagcchi, Quartz, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inpatient was in 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Inpatient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inpatient. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

inpatient

noun

in·​pa·​tient ˈin-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce inpatient (audio)
: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment compare outpatient

Medical Definition

inpatient

noun

in·​pa·​tient ˈin-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce inpatient (audio)
: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment compare outpatient

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