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survey

 [sur´va]
an inspection or examination.
primary survey primary assessment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

survey

Any means—e.g., questionnaire, diary, interview script, group of items—used to collect patient reported outcome data.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Overall, 48 percent of the 364 web sites surveyed posted a privacy disclosure--a privacy policy (a comprehensive statement regarding the collection and use of consumer information) or an information practice statement (a statement describing a particular information handling policy or practice, such as data security).
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In interpreting the results of this study it is important to recognize the possibility that the sample surveyed was not representative of all members of the tribe residing on the reservation studied.
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In previous surveys, we had measured only their satisfaction responses but did not know if the topics surveyed were important to them.