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a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as optimism that is personally satisfying and life-supporting. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
An abbreviation for a number of clinical trials:
Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation
Hospital Outcomes Project for the Elderly
Hypertensive Old People in Edinburgh study
Use of the HEPACOAT™ Bx Velocity Stent and an Antithrombotic Regimen of Aspirin Alone


Cardiology A randomized, multicenter, multinational trial–Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation–which found that ramipril/Altace®, an ACE inhibitor, in ↓ mortality in Pts with heart failure. See Calgary-HOPE.


The expectation that something desired will occur. One of the bases of professional health care is encouraging and supporting the presence of hope while providing accurate information and realistic reassurance.

Patient discussion about hope

Q. my wife is pregnant !!! i am so excited ! this is the first time out of many i hope !!! but i have concerns that i would like to share with the community here ... i am afraid of being a bad father , i am afraid i won't know how to be a father ... where do u start ... how do i support my wife after the though experince ... how do i take care of the child ... a lot of things a re running through my mind with no answer ,can any one help me to calm down ????

A. you won't be a perfect father but you'll try to be. that's what's important. thousands of years of evolution gave you the basics. you'll be fine :)

Q. Hey Guys !! how are you all? i hope you feel fine because weekend is coming !!!! you all out there have a splendid time and the most important thing is to be healthy ! so take care and have a great weekend ! love you all !!!

A. thanks macboy. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

Q. Hello Community ! great weekend head of us , i hope everyone is feeling great and they are healthy and let us all have a great weekend , and a safe weekend ! Take Care !

A. thanks you too. take care and be safe.

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Either hope springs eternal, or 2003 may be the year of the single woman since 82% of single women surveyed, compared to 74% of single men, believe that 2003 will be a better year for romance than 2002," said Trish McDermott, vice president of romance for Match.
Still, hope springs eternal and they must have felt that Dinas could turn the tide.
However, hope springs eternal and Kelleway went on: ''But I've bought 10 yearlings and I'm going to Ireland tomorrow to look for some more and we'll start all over again.
Nevertheless, hope springs eternal, with 88% indicating that, if they knew how to find the right partner, they would do the work necessary to meet him or her.
WASHINGTON -- Hope springs eternal, and a new year inspires confidence.
Obviously, entrepreneurial hope springs eternal, but hope alone won't end the increase in business obituaries; it will take better information, better delivered.
Hope springs eternal among Cardiff Blues fans that by returning to Cardiff Arms Park, there will be a proper rugby atmosphere at home games - terrace banter, beer before and after the game, booing the ref and touch judges, all part of the enjoyment.
Philosophy's hope springs eternal pounds 16 This gorgeously scented ultra-fine facial mist is just the ticket after a long haul trip.
Each new qualifying campaign arrives and despite what will reach half a century of hurt, hope springs eternal that Wales can finally reach the finals of a major tournament.
Hope springs eternal, even if in our ever more controlled society, the odds are stacked in favour of the ludicrous.
So for this one day hope springs eternal for the field of horses and their teams, all intent on the same purpose: to win the Kentucky Derby and become the lone entrant with a shot at the distinguished -- and elusive -- Triple Crown.
Speaking of baseball, with the sudden departure of A-Rod, it's safe to say that this will be a rebuilding year for the Rangers, and yet, hope springs eternal as Mark Texieira, Hank Blalock and Michael Young provide plenty of baseball action.