watchful waiting

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Related to Masterly inactivity: Medical Observation, Expectant management
A hands-off management philosophy in which certain conditions are closely monitored, but treatment withheld until symptoms either appear or some measurable parameter changes. Active management is begun once the patients become symptomatic

watchful waiting

Expectant management, observation, surveillance-only management Clinical decision-making A stance in which a condition is
closely monitored, but treatment withheld until Sx appear or change; WW
is appropriate when there is a short–eg, ≤ 10 yrs–life expectancy, and/or the lesion being watched has minimal aggressiveness. See Benign neglect.

watchful waiting

(wach'ful)
A strategy that includes frequent observation of a patient's condition rather than immediate intervention with drugs or surgery.
clinical inertia.
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The fear of missing a treatable organic disease is ingrained during our training and may be another explanation as to why we have forgotten the masterly inactivity precept.
There is nothing worse for losing business confidence than masterly inactivity.
There can be little room for masterly inactivity in Market Harborough.
Thought versus action is the basis of chapter ten and offers guidance as to the appropriate circumstances for masterly inactivity (i.
Setting out his stall as the party's next leader, Mr Johnson yesterday warned that "a strategy of masterly inactivity simply will not work".
In essence, having exhausted whatever Lady Luck could give us, we now need leaders who take decisions, rather than adopt a policy of masterly inactivity, or triangulation between the voter and the compulsions of coalitions.
The relationship between many Labour MPs (a number of whom prior to the Westminster elections in 2001 and 2005 never had constituency offices) and their constituents, could best be described as one of masterly inactivity.