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flag

Lab medicine A determined value on a diagnostic test at or above which a certain action is taken; eg fasting glucose > 7.8 mmol/L–US: > 140 mg/dL, is a flag for notifying the attending physician, who might not otherwise suspect DM. See Decision level, Panic value, Red flag.

flag

(flag)
medical transcription Warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks). Flags contribute to risk management.

flag

(flag)
medical transcription warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks).

flag,

n 1. a type of indicator used for identification.
2. a label that signals the occurrence of some medical condition (“red flag”).

flag

see udder edema.
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DeNucci in March issued a report finding that while flaggers would produce some savings through efficiencies, including the ability of flaggers to work on various parts of a project, the state's savings estimates of $5 million to $7 million were overstated.
The problem, he said, is that the Barre police earn $38 per hour for details, $2 an hour less than the flaggers.
In vowing to continue use of civilian flaggers where appropriate, Highway Commissioner Louisa Paiewonsky properly signaled the end of the era of raiding the public purse for special-interest perks.
For safety reasons, local police are notified in advance when and where civilian flaggers will be working at road sites, she said.
By reducing vehicle damage-related costs by one-third, Flagger Force proves that a focus on safety is great for the bottom line, and an investment in our video safety program delivers an immediate ROI.
With little to no financial benefit to using a flagger, the chief said he views paid detail officers as extra beat officers.
The 2009 state audit of the flagger program also found errors in the way the department calculated cost savings.
Of those only one, Otis, uses flaggers exclusively, primarily because the town is small.
A Transportation Department study last year put the pay of civilian flaggers at $32 to $37 an hour, compared with police detail pay of $32 to $42 an hour.
Work is expected to start within the next few weeks, with flaggers to be paid $33 an hour, the prevailing wage, according to Highway Commissioner Luisa M.
By proceeding with plans to double the number of flaggers in use at some 71 work sites around the state, Mr.
Be prepared for delays and flaggers directing traffic.