inpatient

noun
in·pa·tient | \ ˈin-ˌpā-shənt \

Definition of inpatient 

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

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The project comes as Florida Hospital adds a seven-story inpatient tower and three-story medical office building at Florida Hospital Winter Garden, turning the existing free-standing emergency department to a full-service hospital. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Winter Garden eyes Hampton Inn approval, surgical center," 25 Oct. 2017 Gosnold which operates both inpatient and outpatient treatment clinics, primarily on Cape Cod. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, "Take two apps and call me in the morning," 29 June 2018 At some hospitals, Montana was shelling out more than three times what Medicare paid for inpatient care. Julie Appleby, Washington Post, "‘Holy Cow’ Moment Changes How Montana’s State Health Plan Does Business," 20 June 2018 The cost of treatment ranges from free online services to pricey inpatient rehab programs. Caroline Simon, ajc, "Sex addictions are deeply misunderstood, but a new classification could change that," 12 July 2018 Upon leaving the inpatient ward, there was a two-week stay at a crisis house (which helped), then that was it. Catherine Cusick, Longreads, "Waiting for Mental Health Care," 3 July 2018 The program included both a six-month inpatient treatment program and a three-month transition to sober living program. Fox News, "Should people with drug addictions be forced into rehab?," 24 June 2018 Engagement is a two-way street where feedback flows both ways between patients and their caregivers, and needs to exist in health services settings from the doctor’s office to a hospital inpatient unit to a skilled nursing facility. Debbie Ritchie, For Studer Group, USA TODAY, "Engagement is the Holy Grail of transforming healthcare," 30 Mar. 2018 The Commission had called for legislation that would enable the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand reimbursement for inpatient substance abuse treatments, which the White House supports. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Is Trump's Opioid Strategy a "War on Drugs" Relapse?," 20 Mar. 2018

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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 \

Medical Definition of inpatient 

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

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