medical alert warning

medical alert warning,

n a coding of the patient's medical or dental record to indicate the presence of a serious medical condition that requires treatment planning consideration before treatment of any kind is initiated; possibly a pressure-sensitive red warning label containing a notation as to the exact nature of the compromising condition is placed on the record jacket or a note is made in the electronic record.
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Novogen's Research Director, Professor Alan Husband, said while public awareness needed to be maintained about the benefits of avoiding excessive sun exposure and the use of sun block creams to prevent sun damage, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer had issued a medical alert warning that the use of sun block creams was not as effective as previously thought.
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