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near miss

[′nir ′mis]
(ordnance)
The strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.

near miss

i. Any circumstance in flight where the degree of separation between two aircraft is considered by either pilot to have constituted a hazardous situation involving a potential risk of collision. Also called an air miss.
ii. As it pertains to weapon delivery, it is the strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.
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5] Inclusion criteria for near-miss morbidity resulting from BDACS are any woman with a gestational age [greater than or equal to] 24 weeks or who delivered a neonate [greater than or equal to] 500 g, undergoing a caesarean section with a combined intraoperative and postoperative blood loss of [greater than or equal to] 1 000 mL, and at least one of the following: blood transfusion [greater than or equal to] 3 U intraoperatively and/or after completion of the caesarean section; emergency hysterectomy; repeat laparotomy; transfer to a higher level of care; non-anaesthetic postoperative ventilation; use of inotropic drugs; acute dialysis; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and admission to an ICU as a result of excessive haemorrhage.
The foot crossing was shut to members of the public on July 14 after a near-miss involving a cyclist.
Maternal near-miss and mortality in Sayaboury Province, Lao PDR.
Maternal morbidity and near-miss mortality among women referred for emergency obstetric care in rural Uganda.
In sum, the near-miss effect is prevalent in the behavior of those diagnosed with a gambling disorder, which may indicate persistence in betting behavior.
Patients presenting to obstetrics unit fulfilling WHO criteria for near-miss were included in the study as shown in table-1.
The course also affirms that more information is needed on near-miss and struck-by incidents.
flip our perspective and view the outcome of a near-miss as a near-failure,
Methods: From among the patients referred to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Inonu University of Medical Sciences, Turkey, between August 1, 2010 and March 1, 2012, electronic records of obstetric near-miss cases were retrospectively analysed.
Ladner also suggests that all complications as well as near-miss events that did not reach the patient should be captured and systematically examined to identify areas of improvement with LDLT procedures and reduce life-threatening events for living donors.
They are more than twice as likely to have been involved in an overtaking near-miss or incident.