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Drug slang noun A place where drugs are sold
Graduate education verb To place (foist) a patient on another service ward—e.g., from a medical to a surgical ward
Hospital practice A popular term for a ‘power base’ in a hospital, which may hinge on number of patients and procedures under the control of a particular physician or department
Medspeak A popular term for a personal range or type of practice

turf

noun Hospital practice A popular term for a 'power base' in a hospital, which may hinge on number of Pts and procedures under the control of a particular physician or department. See Turf war Medical practice A popular term for a personal range or type of practice verb Graduate education To place a Pt in another service's–eg, from a medical to a surgical–ward.