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Hospital patient

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termObject Class
METeOR identifier:Help on this term268958
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA patient is a person for whom a hospital accepts responsibility for treatment and/or care. There are two categories of patient, admitted and non-admitted patients. Boarders are not patients.
Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care and public hospital establishments.
Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termWhile the concept of a person for whom a service provider accepts responsibility for treatment or care is also applicable to non-admitted patient and public hospital establishments care and to welfare services, different terminology is often used in these other care settings e.g. client, resident.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee
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