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survey

 [sur´va]
an inspection or examination.
primary survey primary assessment.

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā),
1. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
2. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

survey

Any means—e.g., questionnaire, diary, interview script, group of items—used to collect patient reported outcome data.

survey

Clinical research A nonexperimental observational or descriptive evaluation of a group of individuals for the presence or absence of characteristics of interest. See AIDS belief survey, AUTS survey, CAP survey, HANES survey, Horizontal survey, National Nosocomial Infection Survery, SF-12 survey, Satisfaction survey, SF-36 survey, Skeletal survey.

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā)
1. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
2. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

sur·vey

(sŭr'vā)
1. A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
2. An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
3. A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]

survey

a comprehensive examination of an area or population for a particular purpose. The survey may be of a part, e.g. cross-sectional survey, or for a particular end-result, e.g. a prevalence survey, or by the use of a particular method, e.g. aerial survey, or a combination of these, e.g. seroepidemiological.

survey radiograph
a plain radiograph of a large area before embarking on a special radiographic technique for achieving special results. Called also scout radiography.