A PATIENT is 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 will be a PERSON, which includes Neonates, who use a Hospital Bed in order to receive clinical care/treatment or someone attending an Out-Patient 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: