Outpatient is person who is not occupying a bed in the
hospital. Outpatient when come to a hospital the physician check the physical well being of the patient and
decide whether the patient has to be admitted and otherwise give a prescription
for the disease.
Outpatient are generally
classified into :
The patients who met an accident or an emergency condition
are provided with a emergency heath care services and are thus called emergency
patients. Advisory patients
are those which are advised by a physician for a surgery or treatment. Ambulatory
patients are those which can walk, the patients which come and take away the prescriptions.
In busy hospitals outpatient room is provided with waiting room system so that
they can wait for their turn of getting prescriptions.
Ambulatory patients when get a prescription they are meant
to go to the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for dispensing it. It becomes the
duty of pharmacist to study the prescription well enough and then collect all the
medicines or compound when necessary. The pharmacist should maintain records of
all the information of the patients in case of schedule x and h drugs like
narcotics etc. The records are meant to be saved for 2-3 years as they help a
lot in refilling of the prescriptions and proper dispensing of medication. Services
to outpatient are provided through a outpatient room having a registered pharmacist.
Hospital and Clinal pharmacy by Dr. Pratibha Nand and Dr.
Roop K Khar, Birla publications 8th edition page no. 54- 58.
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