A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.
Person who is receiving medical care. There are two types of patients, please see inpatient or outpatient for definitions.
A patient is a person who is formally admitted to the inpatient service of a hospital for observation, care, diagnosis, or treatment.
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Person under a physician's care for a particular disease or condition. See also subject/trial subject, healthy volunteer.
A person under treatment or care, as by a physician or surgeon, or in a facility.
(When used in the context of ATNA) RFC-XXXX defines the means of identifying the person who is a patient. The patient information in audit event records corresponds to the information available to identify a patient at the time the audit record was generated, and does not reflect later updates (e.g. patient reconciliation).
a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
a Client of a Doctor
a doctor's customer, not his employer
a human, not a diagnosis
an autonomous person with the right to privacy
a person and not a statistic
a person for whom a hospital accepts responsibility for treatment and/or care
a person, not a number
a person who consults or is examined or interviewed by a physician or psychotherapist
a person who consults, or is interviewed by, a psychotherapist for purposes of diagnosis or treatment of a mental or emotional condition, including alcoholism and other drug addiction
a person who lives in a medical institution, or in a designated medical area of a public institution and who receives professional services to maintain, improve or lessen an illness, disability or pain
a person with any chronic disease, illness, syndrome, impairment or disability
a sameday if admitted and separated on the sameday
Under Michigan law, a person who appoints another to make his or her health care decisions when that person is no longer able to make those decisions for himself or herself.
Any person enrolled onto a treatment protocol.
Individual seeking medical care.
An individual is considered a patient of a covered entity (with the exception of State operated or funded AIDS drug assistance programs) only if: (1) the covered entity has established a relationship with the individual, which includes maintaining records of the individualâ€™s health care; (2) the individual receives health care services from a health care professional who is either employed by the covered entity or provides health care under contractual or other arrangements (e.g., referral for consultation) such that responsibility for the individualâ€™s care remains with the covered entity; (3) the individual receives a health care service or range of services for which grant funding or federally-qualified health center look-alike status has been provided. (Disproportionate share hospitals are exempt from this requirement.)
a person receiving care in a medical facility other than long term care. If the facility is not the person's address, the person is a patient (vs resident).
A person who is in a hospital or in a doctor's office for specific treatment.
A person seeking medical care. Participants in clinical studies are not called 'patients', because they may not be receiving medical care. For instance, they may be receiving a new drug that has not yet been proven to work, or they may be receiving a placebo.
An individual who has established a professional relationship with a dentist for the delivery of dental health care. For matters relating to communication of information and consent, this term includes the patientâ€™s parent, caretaker, guardian, or other individual as appropriate under state law and the circumstances of the case.
a member of the public seeking the services of a health care provider, or an individual caring for or who is responsible for the care of the patient (e.g., parent or guardian), or an individual acting for the patient (patient’s agent); an individual seeking pharmaceutical services or medical treatment including patients, residents, clients or inmates, or the authorized agent of that individual.
another name for a person who is ruled by the Court of Protection as being unable to manage their affairs.
An individual about whom the Doctor collects personal information in order to carry out prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment, including controlled acts
An individual receiving AOD abuse treatment. The terms client and patient are sometimes used interchangeably, although persons in medical settings more commonly use the term patient.
A person who is deemed incapable of handling his/her own affairs by reason of mental incapacity and who is under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection
A person receiving treatment.
One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.
A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. The person is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician or other medical professional. Health consumer, health care consumer or client are other names for patient, usually used by governmental agencies, insurance companies, and/or patient groups.