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    Out-patient allowance

    Definition

    The maximum amount of money a policyholder can claim for specified out-patient treatment.

    Explanation

    Used when talking about medical insurance.

    The out-patient allowance (this is also referred to as 'limit') sets the limit for the particular type of benefit in a specified period.

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    Out-patient (OP)

    Definition

    Defined by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) as a patient who attends a hospital, consulting room, or out-patient clinic and is not admitted as a day-patient or in-patient.

    Explanation

    Used when talking about patients and medical treatment.

    Also see in-patient and day-patient.

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    Occasioned by

    Definition

    An old fashioned way of saying caused by.

    Explanation

    Used when talking about insurance policy wording.

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