nonhospital

adjective
non·​hos·​pi·​tal | \ ˌnän-ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tᵊl How to pronounce nonhospital (audio) \

Definition of nonhospital

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

Examples of nonhospital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 520 patients have tested positive at nonhospital health care facilities, and at least 138 patients have died, department officials said last week. USA TODAY, "Angry protests, baby face shields, cautious planning: News from around our 50 states," 20 Apr. 2020 Pinder said ClearHealthCosts has found that some nonhospital labs have MRI machines that are equally effective as hospital equipment. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Independent labs may be less expensive, but are they the best option for you?," 8 Sep. 2019 Researchers did not study shootings in nonhospital health care settings, but Kelen believes outpatient clinics likely have a lower risk of violence than hospital settings such as emergency, intensive care or psychiatric departments. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Shootings like the one Monday in Baltimore remain rare in health care settings, though assaults are not uncommon," 16 July 2019 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 Researchers did not study shootings in nonhospital health care settings, but Kelen believes outpatient clinics likely have a lower risk of violence than hospital settings such as emergency, intensive care or psychiatric departments. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Shootings like the one Monday in Baltimore remain rare in health care settings, though assaults are not uncommon," 16 July 2019 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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1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhospital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhospital. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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nonhospital

adjective
non·​hos·​pi·​tal | \ -ˈhäs-ˌpit-ᵊl How to pronounce nonhospital (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonhospital

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

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