Definition of inpatient
: a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment — compare outpatient
Recent Examples of inpatient from the Web
The 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit will serve patients who need intensive rehabilitave care in an inpatient setting to help them regain a higher degree of independence.
The former Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Center north of Lacombe, shuttered since February, will reopen as a post-acute care hospital that will provide long term acute care, skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation services.
The 10 states with the lowest rate of inpatient stays that year were: Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Texas, Kansas, Georgia, South Dakota, Arkansas, South Carolina and Hawaii.
Summit Orthopedics, St. Paul, and HealthEast, part of Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, announced a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient agreement through which Summit will become HealthEast’s exclusive orthopedic care partner.
Beacon is a 32-bed full-service inpatient psychiatric hospital treating children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18.
DEA investigators cited in part a larger quantity of drugs kept in stock at the bigger VA medical centers to treat a higher volume of patients, both outpatient and inpatient, and for distribution of prescriptions by mail.
DEA investigators cited in part a larger quantity of drugs kept in stock at the larger VA medical centers to treat a higher volume of patients, both outpatient and inpatient, as well as for distribution of prescriptions by mail.
Some insurers have reported paying more for drugs than for hospital inpatient services.
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Definition of inpatient for English Language Learners
medical : a patient who stays for one or more nights in a hospital for treatment
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