Definition: In-patient health care
Medical care provided to protected people during a stay in hospital, clinic, sanatorium, approved thermal therapy establishment or similar medical establishment, including the cost of board and lodging. Normally, the patient must spend at least one night in the establishment.
This definition is identical in versions 1996, 2008 and 2011 of the Manual
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual - The European System of integrated Social Protection Statistics", 2011 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2011