What is the full form of OPD?

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    • An Out Patient is a patient who is not hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The OPD is usually the first point of contact for such patients. As the patient does not stay here for longer duration hence usually the OPD is located at the entrance or ground floor of any hospital. The treatment provided in such cases is called ambulatory care. Usually the non serious cases are dealt here and if the doctor medical attendant at OPD feels that it needs further intervention then he refers the patient further.

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