close call

(redirected from near miss)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Given the differences found in the extent literature on what near-miss densities are most likely to influence responding (see Table 1), a Preexperimental Phase was devised for Experiment 2 to determine what near miss densities to include in the final preparation.
Definition--as a project or company, an agreed upon definition for a near miss is essential in the implementation of the program.
Minutes earlier it was involved in a near miss with a Boeing 737 at Newcastle Airport.
The near miss, or in Skinner's words "almost a win," appears to be evaluated by participants as approximating a winning trial more so than a total loss trial type.
The Ministry of Defence admitted yesterday that if the three aircraft had maintained contact with air traffic control the near miss could have been avoided.
The report concludes the cause of the near miss was caused by Hawk B flying so close to Hawk A "as to cause concern" and added two contributory factors: "Firstly, that there had been a loss a situational awareness by Hawk (B) pilot; and the deconfliction plan (for the two groups to avoid each other) was not robust enough.
An investigation by the UK Airprox Board, a joint civil and military authority, blamed the controller for the near miss as the plane came into land at Newcastle last March.
The near miss - described in an official report as 'deeply disturbing' - happened over Burrow Head, Wigtownshire, on October 27 last year.
While 10 per cent of drivers have had serious accidents caused by being distracted, another 25 per cent have had a near miss.
In the latest case, a Japan Air System MD-90 jetliner reported having a near miss with what appeared to be an F-16 fighter off Hakodate, on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, on March 25.
Each team will select two customized consultant visits while progress is measured with Quantros Safety & Risk application for adverse event and near miss reporting.
The former Ireland and Leinster hooker recalled a near miss during Leinster's 24-20 Celtic League final hL victory over Munster in 2001.

Full browser ?