Difference between Inpatient and Outpatient?

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Inpatient and outpatient are two categories that hospitals separate patients into. The difference between the two types is rather the patient is released or admitted after a specific time. An inpatient is considered a patient that is admitted into the hospital for overnight stay or a minimum of 24 hours. Patients who do not require close monitoring are considered outpatients and are released to return home after a treatment, checkup, or consultation. If more diagnostic tests are needed a patient while likely be admitted. While a patient is admitted into the hospital as an inpatient, they are under the watch of a medical practitioner.
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Outpatient is when you go in for surgery and get to leave
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Outpatient means the patient goes home the same day as the surgery; inpatient means a hospital stay is required.
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Generally when we talk about inpatient services, we are referring to those a patient receives during a stay in a hospital. Outpatient services are those health care services you receive
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An inpatient is when the person stays in hospital for treatment or surgery. As an outpatient the person visits the hospital for a check up or minor treatment ie dialysis, cleaning
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