shotgun approach

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Malpractice A strategy by a plaintiff’s legal team in a civil action involving multiple potential defendants, in which all possible parties are named in a shotgun-like manner
Medspeak A diagnostic philosophy, method or technique in which every conceivable parameter is measured, especially in a patient with an obscure disease, to detect rare conditions, that may cause a particular symptom
Molecular biology Shotgun sequencing
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'shotgun approach'

A diagnostic philosophy in which every conceivable parameter is measured, especially in a Pt with an obscure disease, to detect rare conditions that may cause a particular Sx. See Defensive medicine. Cf Screening.
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In the absence of a clear vision for the game, they've taken the shotgun approach: throw as much as you can into it, and hope some of it hits the mark.
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Regrettably, the ONC has taken a shotgun approach, launching all aspects of many programs at once, rather than in a slower, more logical sequence.
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