close call


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A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the patient

close call

Medtalk A popular term for a serious medical error that does not result in harm to the Pt. See Medical error.
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But the close call for the Corke family has prompted one MP to suggest a cull on the dogs.
It was a close call, with the chestnut gelding getting up under Paul Hanagan in the last strides to beat Welsh Emperor by a short head with Loveleaves one and a half lengths away in third and the winner's stable companion Hormuz in fourth.
Clerk of the course Katherine Self said yesterday: "We are OK at the moment but it would be quite a close call.
BEPPE DI MARCO has a close call this week when he swallows one of partner Steve Owen's pills, thinking they are paracetamol.
Brown's wife, Whitney Houston, had a close call with police two months ago when airport security staff in Hawaii allegedly found cannabis in her purse.
CLOSE CALL: Nikki Shadwick, left, hit the bottle after being drugged and raped.
The Republican race is a close call between Mormon multi-millionaire Mitt Romney and veteran senator John McCain.
"It was a close call choosing between them as a lot has gone on with the horses," said Kinane after steering O'Brien's Shahtoush to triumph in the Vodafone Oaks.
NOW that's what you call a close call. Josie Glenn, 21, cheated death after her Ford Fiesta left the road, smashed through a bridge parapet and was left see-sawing above a river.
their chances of springing a surprise here, with victory over Down last time out and a close call against Cork.
A Civil Aviation Authority report published yesterday called what happened a "very close call", and revealed the Tornado pilot had to take evasive action.
However, Jon Dixon, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services Area Commander, said it was a close call.