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Lab medicine An indicator—e.g., an asterisk—that is usually printed in red and generated in the lab, when an analyte’s value falls ‘out of range’—i.e., above or below the lab’s predetermined values for normal
Paediatrics A sentinel finding in a child’s development—e.g., ‘missing’ critical milestones, which may suggest a more extensive disease process warranting investigation
Public safety A forecast warning issued by the US National Weather Service to inform regional firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation
Scispeak An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media—i.e., major newspapers and magazines—and potentially be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact
Social medicine A popular term for any subtle sign—e.g., physical findings and behavioural patterns—that may indicate domestic abuse

'red flag'

Pediatrics A sentinel finding which may indicate a more extensive disease process. See Developmental red flag Science journalism An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media–eg, Washington Post, NY Times, and others, which may be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact. See 'Media epidemic. ', Peer-reviewed journal Social medicine A popular term for subtle physical findings and behavioral patterns may indicate domestic abuse. See Domestic violence, Wife-abuser.
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Table 17 shows the results of Kruskal-Wallis' test of the variable experience in the position for red flag groups SE and INTAUD.
If your candidate only meets rookies during the interview process and learns that their predecessor only lasted a few months, that can raise a red flag.
Some related red flags include the insured purchasing insurance from an agent who is located far from where the insured lives or works, if the policy coverages seem unusual for the age and model of the car, or if the loss date is near the beginning or end of a policy period.
Today's RED FLAG continues to evolve as more and more USAF capabilities are added to the exercise.
At the Red Flag operations center, mission planners and intelligence operations personnel from each nation worked side by side--communicating and discovering ways to improve upon their joint efforts.
In short, if an investment advisory firm has the capacity to withdraw funds from client accounts and transfer those funds to unrelated third parties (commonly defined as having custody), that firm generally has a "transaction account" and therefore meets the definition of a "financial institution" for the purposes of the updated red flag requirements.
The business that is part of the transaction is engaged in operating the Red Flag Alert credit risk database, which allows subscribers to target, assess and monitor the performance of clients, suppliers and rivals.
The divested company operates the Red Flag Alert credit risk database that enables subscribers to target, assess and monitor the performance of customers, suppliers and competitors.
The more changes in employees' behavior demonstrating the characteristics and red flags discussed here, the greater the likelihood the changes are related to fraudulent behavior.
The Red Flags Rule was developed under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, in which Congress directed the FTC and other agencies to develop regulations requiring "creditors" and "financial institutions" to address the risk of identity theft.
Likewise, it is possible that a single red flag may require multiple audit procedures.
Recent Red Flag statistics point to a worsening in insolvency rates, with about 130,000 companies showing "significant signs of financial distress" in the third quarter of 2009.