prospective(redirected from prospective history)
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not yet done; in the future.
maintaining a surveillance over a patient in order to accumulate a history of an illness after the initial attack.
an epidemiological strategy of maintaining a watch over a suspected population after an event.
in a field trial of a preventive or therapeutic regimen the trial can be conducted in a series of consequential or contingent steps with each step contingent on the results in the one preceding it.