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breach

Forensics
An infraction or violation of the law, which is either intentional (an act of commission) or unintentional (an omission).

Informatics
See security breach

Medspeak-UK
noun A term used in the context of time-dependent health care targets in the UK, in which a particular type of patient interaction with NHS health providers did not occur in the desired time frame. In A&E (casualty), patients must be seen within 4 hours, regardless of their level of acuity; any longer than 4 hours is regarded as a breach. For cancer targets, a patient is said to have breached when he/she has not been seen by an oncologist within 31 days of an urgent GP referral, or if definitive cancer therapy has not begun or at least been offered to the patient within 62 days of an urgent GP referral.

verb To have not begun definitive therapy for cancer within 62 days (as required by government cancer targets).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

negligence

Medical malpractice The failure or alleged failure on the part of a physician or other health care provider to exercise ordinary, reasonable, usual, or expected care, prudence, or skill–that would usually and customarily be exercised by other reputable physicians treating similar Pts–in performing a legally recognized duty, resulting in forseeable harm, injury or loss to another; negligence may be an act of omission–ie, unintentional, or commission–ie, intentional, characterized by inattention, recklessness, inadvertence, thoughtlessness, or wantonness. See Adverse event, Comparative negligence, Contributory negligence, Gross negligence, Malpractice, Wanton negligence, Willful negligence. Cf Recklessness.
Negligence, required elements  
Duty A recognized relationship between Pt and physician
Breach Failure of a medical practitioner to practice in accordance with standard of care
Proximate cause The plaintiff must show that injury is reasonably connected to physician's action
Damages Plaintiff must show that alleged loss or damage has a quantifiable value such that a monetary payment can be made APLM 1997; 121:252
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of these breaches, 189 (20 per cent of all breaches) had an unknown or unaccounted number of compromised data records.
A Sentencing Council spokesman said: "Including a focus on risk of harm for such breaches helps ensure appropriate sentences are imposed where a breach presents a serious risk of harm to the public, without any actual harm needing to have occurred.
The lenders defended on the grounds that the borrowers had committed prior breaches of the loan agreements by failing to make installment payments and allowing their insurance to lapse.
The Breach Level Index* serves as a global database that tracks and analyzes data breaches, the type of data compromised and how it was accessed, lost or stolen.
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The affected villagers held a protest demonstration on National Highway against the irrigation authorities for not reaching on time to plug the breaches. They demanded of the Sindh government to provide compensation for the losses.
Worldwide, organizations are facing increasing risk of material data breaches -when at least 1,000 customer or citizen digital records are lost or stolen, whether from system glitches, human error, or criminal activity.