Out-patient department (OPD)

Out-patient departments are specialised and/or general units that may be located within all kinds of hospitals, which, however, serve out-patients. Hospital out-patient departments are available for emergency services and for acute specialist care, as well as for after-care and preventive medical check-ups. They may be open 24 hours.
Synonym: Hospital out-patient department, Hospital out-patient ward

Last update: 20 June 2023

Source: PPRI