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A patient is any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physiotherapist, physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, psychologist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or other health care provider.


Patient sections
Intro  Etymology  Outpatients and inpatients   Day patient   Alternative terminology  Patient-centred healthcare  Patient satisfaction  See also  References  External links  

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