watchful waiting(redirected from Watch-and-Wait)
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watchful waitingExpectant 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.
A strategy that includes frequent observation of a patient's condition rather than immediate intervention with drugs or surgery.clinical inertia.