avoidable delay

avoidable delay

[ə′vȯid·ə·bəl di′lā]
(industrial engineering)
An interruption under the control of the operator during the normal operating time.
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It is inconceivable that patients and families, already desperate for a cure, should face any avoidable delay.
These delayed productions necessitated additional interviews with witnesses and caused an entirely avoidable delay in the production of this report," it said, adding that the DEA had taken action since mid-2015 to ensure that the DOJ OIG receives timely access to information.
First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "Let's be clear, this is an avoidable delay to clear up an avoidable mess.
Mr Gittins added: "The loss of even a single life to a potentially avoidable delay is unacceptable.
Mr Gittins added: "The loss of even a single life to a potentially avoidable delay is unacceptable and so I intend to make reports to both the ambulance trust and the health board advising them of my concerns that unless action is taken, circumstances creating a risk of other deaths will continue to exist.
We urge that the PS300,000 poverty fund be implemented without further avoidable delay.
The patient's solicitors will have no hesitation is making accusations of inappropriate referral if an avoidable delay is introduced by the optometrist.
The ECC also allowed Ministry of petroleum and Natural Resources to continue allocating extended well testing gas to either SNGPL or SSGCL on merit to avoid any flaring or avoidable delay in the development of respective wells and fields.
Another precision: 28% of investigations concerned the "lack of transparency," then injustice and the abuse of power, unsatisfactory procedures, the avoidable delay in payment for EU projects and discrimination.
We have matched up denial reason codes with avoidable delay codes, and our avoidable day rate has been benchmarked with denials--and has been reduced.
31 (a) notes that "a Postal Inspector acting diligently and without avoidable delay, upon reasonable suspicion, for a brief period of time [may detain a piece of mail] to assemble sufficient evidence to satisfy the probable-cause requirement for a search warrant, and to apply for, obtain, and execute the warrant.