outpatient

as in inpatient
a person who goes to a doctor's office or hospital for treatment but who does not spend the night there
often used before another noun
outpatient surgery It was a minor procedure that could be performed at an outpatient clinic.

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“Outpatient.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/outpatient. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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