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di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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Councillor Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat for Felinfach, voted against the diversion, near Forden, on principle.
Here, we apply four tests for whether hospitals change their diversion behavior when a neighboring hospital on diversion is a public hospital, a behavior we term "strategic diversions." First, we ask whether, after a neighboring hospital declares a diversion, hospitals are more likely to declare their own diversions if the neighboring hospital is public vs private.
The diversion plan has been made to ensure smooth follow of traffic, not to inconvenience residents and participants of the procession.
It means customers to WV Active Aldersley will be forced to take a diversion from today until June 7.
Since 1966, the California Water Code has required diverters of surface water, with certain exceptions, to report their diversions to the water board.
A DIVERSION route in force because of an overnight motorway closure has been changed by highways bosses.
However, though the work is taking place on one side of the carriageway at a time, the diversion route is forcing motorists into a seven-mile diversion.
Summary: RTA to open traffic diversion from Shaikh Khalifa Street in the direction of Dubai World Trade Centre roundabout
Waterloo Road will be partially closed and diversions will come into effect due to a bridge replacement being carried out.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced implementing traffic diversions on a sector of Ibn Battuta Street.