Definitions

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  • adj. Not urgent.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ urgent

Examples

  • In the October crash, the officer was driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone for what was described as a nonurgent call.

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  • Without issuing deficit-financing bonds, the government could be forced to suspend some nonurgent programs, such as public-relations activities, beginning in July, according to finance-ministry officials.

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  • Routine or nonurgent prescriptions and over-the-counter medication orders are handled by your office during business hours.

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  • Since starting a program in mid-2006 that matches nonurgent patients with alternate providers, Aurora Sinai has reduced its annual ER visits by about 23%, Dr. Coogan says.

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  • "There's a lot of nonurgent, nonemergent use of ERs because, let's face it, we're pretty quick, open 24/7, board-certified in emergency medicine and because of federal law, we have to see everybody who shows up," he says.

    Easing ER Wait Times

  • Taking nonurgent patients out of the ER only addresses one cause of the overcrowding that leads to longer wait times, says Jesse M. Pines, an emergency physician and director of George Washington University's Center for Health Care Quality.

    Easing ER Wait Times

  • "That's why we have some labor-market programs in the policy mix," referring to plans to defer nonurgent infrastructure projects in other states and fast-track temporary work visas for overseas workers.

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  • The system has seen a rise in the number of patients who don't have health insurance and don't pay for care, while people who have insurance are increasingly putting off elective surgeries and other nonurgent care for which they would have to share in the cost.

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  • More Massachusetts residents are “seeking care in hospital emergency rooms, and the cost of caring for ER patients has soared 17 percent over two years, despite efforts to direct patients with nonurgent problems to primary care doctors instead.”

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  • A U.S. congressional panel froze some $4 billion in nonurgent aid to Afghanistan after the Journal reported on the flight of cash in June.

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