medical failure

A patient who does not respond to a non-interventional therapeutic modality used for a non-malignant but potentially pernicious condition and who, due to this failure, may benefit from surgery

medical 'failure'

A Pt who does not respond to a non-interventional modality used for a non-malignant but potentially pernicious condition, and who, due to this failure, may benefit from surgery
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Part one explores disease as medical failure and the pursuit of health.
Dalglish has kept silent regarding his transfer dealings, but he felt confident enough yesterday to confirm only a medical failure will prevent Downing moving to Anfield.
Serving clients since 2007, Pascal Metrics rapidly has become a worldwide leader for clients seeking to comply with Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements, to reduce costs, and - by making healthcare more reliable - to make patients safer from medical failure and errors.
Exploring what we mean by "giving up" leads to dealing with emotional attachment to the patient and family, or the concept of medical failure and learning how to deal with end-of-life care.
Death is not necessarily a medical failure; conversely, causing or allowing a bad death is not only a medical failure, but also an ethical breakdown.
While the author points out repeatedly that nursing home residents are poorly served when death is viewed as a medical failure instead of the final season of life, his own failure to offer concrete proposals to improve nursing home care may disappoint some readers.
After years of medical failure, she was resigned to living as a virtual recluse, unable to wander far from home.
Many focus on making physicians more comfortable with the dying patient and dispelling death as a medical failure.
For one, doctors are committed to conquering disease, so referring a patient to hospice can seem like a sign of medical failure on their part.
There are at least another 30 families in a similar position to Mrs Barber, suffering the ongoing effects of a moment of medical failure.
Bosk in his study of surgeons' responses to error, Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure.

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