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I visited someone in the hospital today and was struck by some unpleasant associations from seeing "Patient Discharge" on a sign. Surely there is a better word for this...what do they call it in UK countries?

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That's what we call it. –  z7sg Ѫ May 27 '11 at 17:46
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Maybe

Patient Release

would be better?

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Yes, that's definitely better. –  JeffSahol May 27 '11 at 17:40
    
Patient Release sounds much more enjoyable... a real happy ending to a hospital stay ;) –  Dancrumb May 27 '11 at 20:50
    
In the sense that "If you're patient enough,you will soon be released"? :P –  abhiii5459 May 28 '11 at 11:42
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