close call


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A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the patient

close call

Medtalk A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the Pt. See Medical error.
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Physician leaders can have real impact by instituting formal scrutiny of close calls, encouraging skepticism, flatter hierarchies and "devil's advocate" challenges, and eliminating fault-finding in favor of permanent, physical improvements, he said.
JUBA, South Sudan -- Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.
A close call is an unplanned incident that doesn't cause personal injury or property damage but might have under different circumstances," Colonel Tribo said.
CALDY stayed two points clear at the head of North Two West but it was a close call against the lowly Cumbrian outfit.
His close call with Amin, however, was based on a misunderstanding.
Those conditions could only come from some sort of an impact with the ground, an extremely close call from a low-flying meteor, or both.
Best Actor: It's a close call between two heavyweights, but pollsters predict a Best Actor win for Forest Whitaker's portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" (37%), while Will Smith comes in a close second for "The Pursuit of Happyness" (31%).
Ironically, 9 percent of teens believed excessive speed was the primary contributor to a close call, while 13 percent said texting while driving was to blame.
It was a desperately close call, though, as Graylyn Ruby, beaten a head in the sixth and final leg, would have scooped a record dividend of pounds 535,472 for one Bet365 punter if he had won.
A CRUCIAL vote on a plan to resurrect debt-laden transport group Eurotunnel looks set to be a close call.
It was a very close call, and they did not have indisputable evidence to overturn it,'' he said.
MYLEENE Klass had a close call at the Nordoff lunch.