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 for outpatient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Out-patient \Out"-pa`tient\, n.
     1. A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical
        aid from it.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A medical patient who receives treatment at a hospital,
        especially in an emergency room, but is not admitted to
        stay overnight. Distinguished from inpatient, who is
        assigned to a room to reside there while being treated.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is
           being treated [ant: inmate, inpatient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "outpatient":
     apoplectic, arthritic, case, consumptive, dyspeptic, epileptic,
     incurable, inpatient, invalid, patient, rheumatic, shut-in,
     sick person, spastic, sufferer, terminal case, the sick,

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