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prospective

not yet done; in the future.

prospective history
maintaining a surveillance over a patient in order to accumulate a history of an illness after the initial attack.
prospective surveillance
an epidemiological strategy of maintaining a watch over a suspected population after an event.
prospective trial
in a field trial of a preventive or therapeutic regimen the trial can be conducted in a series of consequential or contingent steps with each step contingent on the results in the one preceding it.
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Dorn and her associates prospectively documented whether MRI identified additional lesions in the same quadrant (multifocal), a different quadrant (multicentric), or the contralateral breast.
However, the applicant would be trapped if it could not register or file prospectively, because once its identity is revealed, no legal mechanism limits a sales tax audit of prior periods.
Another need is to study lactating women prospectively to determine rates of decrease in concentrations of chemicals over the course of lactation.
Coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was done on 60 patients who were prospectively randomized to guided imagery (GI), music therapy (MT) or no preprocedure (control, C).
Specifically, the bill would prohibit HCFA from issuing anything regarding the legal standards governing the scope of benefits, the payment rates or eligibility rules except by regulation, and then only prospectively, so that no retroactive regulations would be issued.
With pharmaceutical marketing research analysts, trade relations and pricing managers, and retail chain and wholesaler buyers in mind, the product was developed to enable users to monitor drug pricing prospectively, analyze historic data, and track product deal incentives offered to wholesalers and retailers.
QUIET will also be the first clinical study designed to evaluate prospectively the potential link between patients' ACE genotypes and the occurrence of ischemia-related events such as myocardial infarction and angina and to compare outcome of treatment with placebo or quinapril in the different ACE genotype subgroups.
Clayton's team prospectively evaluated 327 severely depressed people admitted to psychiatric units or outpatient care programs at five university medical centers involved in a depression study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
2439 (1991), the Supreme Court of the United States held that Georgia's invalidation of a discriminatory state liquor tax statute on Commerce Clause grounds could not be applied prospectively to deny taxpayer claims for refund.
The guidance, whose provisions will be applied prospectively, is effective for nonmonetary asset exchanges that take place in fiscal periods beginning after June 15, 2005, although application is permitted for such transactions occurring in periods beginning any time after the date of issuance.
The provisions of the SOP should be applied prospectively from the beginning of the year of adoption.
The new revenue procedure is proposed to be effective prospectively from the date it is published in final form.