non·​hos·​pi·​tal | \ ˌnän-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tᵊl \

Definition of nonhospital

: not relating to, associated with, or occurring within a hospital nonhospital clinics nonhospital care

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Of course, if enough business goes to nonhospital options there won’t be sufficient hospital revenue to cover all of the overhead inherent in operating a hospital, and hospitals will close, as many already have. WSJ, "Costs Convert Hospitals Into One-Stop Shops," 6 Jan. 2019 Now, the metric’s decline points to new challenges for U.S. hospitals as more patients seek medical care in nonhospital settings, and as enrollment surges in Medicare, which typically pays hospitals less than commercial insurers do. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "U.S. Hospital Profits Fall as Labor Costs Grow and Patient Mix Shifts," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonhospital

1843, in the meaning defined above

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non·​hos·​pi·​tal | \ -ˈhäs-ˌpit-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of nonhospital

: not relating to, associated with, or occurring within a hospital nonhospital clinics

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