Inpatient vs. Impatient

By Jaxson

  • Inpatient

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

  • Inpatient (noun)

    A patient whose treatment needs at least one night’s residence in a hospital; a hospitalized patient.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Restless and intolerant of delays.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Anxious and eager, especially to begin something.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Not to be borne; unendurable.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.

    “impatient speeches or replies”


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