sliding scale

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sliding scale

a variable scale according to which specified wages, tariffs, prices, etc., fluctuate in response to changes in some other factor, standard, or conditions

sliding scale

[′slīd·iŋ ′skāl]
(meteorology)
A set of combinations of ceilings and visibilities which constitute the operational weather limits at an airport; as the observed value of one element increases, the limiting value of the other element decreases, and vice versa.
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Unlike the sliding scale regimen commonly used in hospitals, outpatient protocols often incorporate basal insulin.
More commonly, the sliding scale is used to determine the dose of rapid- or short-acting insulin administered prior to meals, based on the preprandial blood glucose reading and/or the expected caloric or carbohydrate intake.
This physician thought that pattern management was out of date, and insisted that sliding scale was the only acceptable approach.
Thus, Louis was put on a regimen of intermediate-acting insulin before breakfast and at bedtime and rapid-acting insulin, given on a sliding scale, at mealtimes.
The use of the sliding scale also needs to be reviewed [letter].
Insulin adjustment by the sliding scale method--a straw man who won't stay down?
The fallacy of insulin adjustment by the sliding scale.
Sliding scale insulin--time to stop sliding [commentary].
Based on our results we developed the sliding scale in exhibit 4, above, which can be viewed as a possible quantitative guideline.