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di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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Footpath 29 goes right through the barn, and a diversion of nearly a kilometre was needed.
The units of analysis are hospital ED diversions leading to temporary emergency department closings in hospitals with neighboring public or private hospitals that had previously initiated an ambulance diversion.
About 70 traffic police officials from constables to inspectors' level will perform duty at the diversion and no-entry, they said, adding that few roads in and around G-6 would be blocked.
People visiting a leisure centre in Wolverhampton will face diversions due to a road being closed for a month.
The governor says the diversion was not approved by the county government and the community.
'(The) Davao City International Airport is also located in the area, therefore the need to address the increasing traffic congestion at its major intersection of Davao City Diversion Road and to address the need for a continuous flow during flash floods,' Borromeo said.
Installing a monitoring device for a diversion routed over a weir -- a simple dam with an edge or notch that allows overflow -- requires a bit more equipment.
Medication diversion is a growing and complex challenge for hospitals and health systems, requiring a holistic approach to medication management that includes a combination of connected technologies and robust analytics.
The solution leverages data from existing BD products to provide actionable insights to assist with a hospital or health system's diversion investigations.
The researchers observed a correlation for a 10 percent increase in patient volume with a seven-fold greater increase in diversion hours when volume increase occurred among inpatients versus emergency department visitors (5 versus 0.7 percent).