Hospital patient

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Object Class
METeOR identifier:268958
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:A 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:Admitted patient care and public hospital establishments.
Specialisation of:Person/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:While 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:National Health Data Committee