dead on arrival


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Drug slang A regionally popular term for heroin
Emergency care A term describing a patient without signs of life when the person’s body arrives at the facility; it is commonly abbreviated DOA

dead on ar·ri·val

(DOA) (ded ă-rīvăl)
Charting notation used in the emergency department stating the patient has not survived the trip to the hospital.

dead on ar·ri·val

(DOA) (ded ă-rīvăl)
Charting notation used in the emergency department stating the patient has not survived the trip to the hospital.
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Balanon was declared dead on arrival in a hospital.
Fabroa said the pedestrian was immediately brought to the government hospital for medical attention but was declared dead on arrival.
Templa was brought to Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.
He was rushed to Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City but was declared dead on arrival.
Toquero was declared dead on arrival at the Valenzuela Medical Center.
They were pronounced dead on arrival in separate hospitals.
They were among those taken to the Manila Doctors Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival due to suffocation.
He was taken to the Rosales town infirmary but a doctor there declared him dead on arrival.