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a prepared account of an event, investigation, or evaluation, usually for formal presentation to an authority or group.
accident report incident report.
case report a narrative in the professional literature that identifies a single incident and discusses pertinent factors related to the patient.
incident report a written document describing inadvertent trauma to a patient, errors or omissions in care, or untoward events happening to staff or visitors. Such a report should be filed as soon after the event as possible. Called also accident report.
shift report in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as exchanging essential patient care information with other nursing staff at change of shift.
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A formal account, oral, written, or electronic, of conditions, events, or actions.
[O.Fr. reporter, fr. L. re-portare, to carry back]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. The account, usually verbal and often tape-recorded, that the nursing staff going off duty gives to the oncoming staff. The purpose is to provide continuity of care despite the change in staff. The information provided is of the utmost importance in caring for critically ill patients.
2. A record of a drug reaction, illness, medical emergency, or other health-related statistic.
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In case you still feel some discomfort and even hurt sensation down there, it is advisable to go see your doctor, just to check.

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"The use of like as a marker of reported speech and thought: A case of grammaticalization in progress".
The success of his advice is then articulated through the reported speech of his friend: "Whatever it is that you're doing people don't know about."
The occurrences of FID in Austen's passage are reproduced in La Famille Elliot, with the slight disambiguating effect in (1) of attributing the reported speech embedded in the representation of the heroine's mind to her sister, Elisabeth.
that of reported speech. Constructions of purpose, and to a lesser extent also reason, often use conjunctions that are shared with constructions of reported speech, or that are at least diachronically related to verbs of speech.
Slang is not normally used otherthan in reported speech in articles.
This paper exemplifies Natural Syntax using language data associated with reported speech in Standard English.
THE reported speech of Peter Hain entitled "Boom for Wales in ten years after vote" (Sept 11) makes everything in the garden, at least where Wales is concerned, out to be rosy since New Labour came to power in 1997.
In elementary sentences the indirectal is expressed in the predicate or adpositional phrase; in complex sentences it occurs in the form of reported speech. Tables 1 and 2 list the means of expression of the indirect statement in Estonian by frequency and give an overview of the share and dynamics of one or another indirectal means of expression in the Estonian journalistic language and fiction to the others.
For these literary stylisticians, the main difference between the two versions are formal ones pertaining to grammar, involving the removal of the quotation marks around the reported speech, introducing the subordinating conjunction that, switching pronouns and deictics, backshifting the tense of the verb, and changing the verb perspective (319).
Thirty-four percent of parents reported speech and language delays at the time of adoption, and that declined to 25% 1 year later, wrote Dr.
Speech and language delays, however, did not show such substantial improvement: 34% of parents reported speech and language delays at the time of adoption, and that declined to 25% 1 year later.