(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 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
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 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.
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.
The person living with an acute, chronic, or advanced illness.Â The term patient, as opposed to client, is used in recognition of the individual's potential vulnerability at any time during the illness. The word patient derives from the Latin patiens: to suffer, to undergo, to bear.Â The patient is a contributing member of the interdisciplinary team.
In linguistics, a grammatical patient is the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out. A patient as differentiated from a theme must undergo a change in state. At the very least, there is debate to this effect.
Patient is the name of a 192-page memoir by musician Ben Watt. It was published May 1, 1997 by Penguin Books (ISBN 0-8021-3583-8). The book dealt largely with Watt's experience with a rare disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and his recovery.
The patient is the recipient of the verbal action. In an active clause it is synonymous with the direct object. See also agent. Example:â€œThe dog bit the manâ€ (active)â€œThe man was bitten by the dogâ€ (passive)