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As used in UK healthcare, any site where events pertinent to the NHS occur.

Hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries, clinics, NHS board offices, nursing homes and schools. Each location has a 5-character “institution code”.
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Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire
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Patient discussion about location

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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The natural endowments or created assets of the foreign country are called locational advantages.
The need for the planning and management of locational assets throughout the life-span of a given location decision is fundamental in creating and maintaining retail profitability.
Multinational retailers expand into locations that they perceive to have greater locational advantages.
These two documents reveal that the mining and capture of locational data are not incidental to the capture of other personal information.
We used GIS to map landscape, topographic and vegetation features known or suspected to influence probability of acquisition, quality of GPS fix or locational error (Frair et al.
Two opposing claims brought about a locational conflict at the Old Ibadan Airport.
Fujitsu Laboratories created and tested a prototype of a service application to optimize the distribution of staff within a given building, in response to locational data gathered from visitors moving about in the building.
The dark side of this arbitrariness can be observed in the world around us--a grab bag of corporate and tax locational rules that, as we show, are likely to lead to persistent distortions of the international market for corporate charters.
In the Tidore BLC a restricted set of seven locational verbs occurs that express information on the general area in which the Figure is to be found.
It is an important economic factor and a competitive locational asset.
The company recognizes that some 140 to 150 outlets doing good business, mostly in central urban locations, will not be able to expand for locational reasons.