A type of PERSON ROLE IN ORGANISATION.
A person with a specific disease or condition who receives treatment from a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, or any REGISTRABLE BIRTH. It is an entry on the PATIENT master index. This may be a person, which includes neonates (babies aged 28 days or less), who use a hospital bed in order to receive clinical care/treatment or someone attending a clinic, day care facility, etc. It will also include people in the community receiving care under a specific NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT forming part of 'nursing care in the community'. This also includes PATIENTS on the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST who are awaiting elective admission.
This class is also known by these names: