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catastrophe

1. Theatre the denouement of a play, esp a classical tragedy
2. any sudden and violent change in the earth's surface caused by flooding, earthquake, or some other rapid process
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Canpolat et al (4) have described catastrophic APS in an adolescent girl with parvovirus B19 infection.
In addition, with exception of psychiatric hospitals, those qualifying hospitals with more than 50 Title XXI admissions in the catastrophic relief payments base period will receive $1,750,000.
These risks highlight the need for catastrophic liability insurance.
As per the latest figures from the 2007-2008 academic year for college and high school sports, male and female, catastrophic injuries have been defined as any severe or fatal injury incurred during participation in the sport.
He said: "Sadly, dementia will have an even greater impact as, in the future, the risk of dementia increases as people live longer, and the emotional, social and economic burden we all will face if this threat is left unchecked will be catastrophic."
Stewart based his view on a recently concluded study of catastrophic racing injuries in Hong Kong over the past five years.
It is important for Navy personnel to update their contact information with their commands, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), or NFAAS so that their needs, due to a catastrophic event such as hurricanes, can be addressed by the Navy.
High performance in catastrophic disasters requires an ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize uncharacteristically flexible decision making, and expand coordination and trust of response agencies.
In the recent gas odor situation, a slight delay in dealing with the issue and getting proper notification to the city could have made a difference had this been a true catastrophic incident.
Now millions of smaller trees have invaded these formerly open forests, setting the stage for hot, catastrophic fires.
Millman traces the decisions by a health system in Florida, Memorial Healthcare, to go without catastrophic coverage and to lay the groundwork for a captive insurer that would allow it and other hospitals to pool risks and finance their sharply higher deductibles.
The accompanying statistics are based on the Annual Survey of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research by Frederick O.

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