In medicine, we refer to outpatient diagnosis, treatment or therapy if you remain in a medical facility (e.g. doctor's, dentist's, physiotherapy practice or hospital) for less than 24 hours and are discharged to go home on the same day.
Even operations of moderate severity that used to require a hospital stay lasting several days can nowadays be carried out on an outpatient basis. Among other things, this includes procedures on joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist, on varicose veins or hernias. You arrive in the morning, undergo the necessary preliminary examinations, undergo the procedure, recover in a hospital bed or day room and are discharged after a final examination. You are spared a hospital stay and can make a full recovery in your familiar environment, in private. The supplementary insurance PRIMEO even entitles you to be treated by a head physician or senior physician.