A hospital should provide outpatient services to complement the domiciliary assessment. They are best for following up with mobile patients or those with functional conditions. Patients and informants can get more privacy to receive a physical examination.
An outpatient department (OPD) is a part of the hospital that has physical facilities and medical and other staff, with regular working hours, to offer care to patients who are not inpatients. Here, patients receive diagnosis or treatment, but do not spend the night.