Difference between OPD and IPD [Treatment + Insurance]

Learn the meaning of OPD and IPD, its differences and claim process.


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What is the difference between OPD and IPD?

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OPD or Out Patient Department means you are not admitted (eg. doctor consultation) in the hospital whereas IPD In Patient Department means patients are going through treatment staying in the hospital.

What is the difference between OPD and indoor treatment?

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OPD (Outpatient Department) treatment refers to medical care where patients receive diagnosis, treatment, and consultation without requiring an overnight stay, whereas indoor treatment (also called as Inpatient department treatment involves admission to a hospital for more extensive care, observation, and treatment, often requiring an overnight stay or longer duration within the hospital premises.

What is the difference between inpatient day care and OPD?

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Inpatient day care involves receiving specialized medical treatment or procedures that require a hospital stay for less than 24 hours, while OPD (Outpatient Department) treatments involve medical care without the need for overnight stays, typically for consultations, diagnosis, and minor procedures done in a single visit.

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