non·​clin·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈkli-ni-kəl How to pronounce nonclinical (audio) \

Definition of nonclinical

: not clinical: such as
a : not relating to, involving, or concerned with the direct observation and treatment of living patients a nonclinical job nonclinical duties
b : not based on or characterized by observable and diagnosable symptoms of disease a nonclinical infection

Examples of nonclinical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 3,000 nonclinical workers — such as those in human resources, finance and information services — now regularly work from home, said Amy Porwoll, CentraCare's chief information officer. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Minnesota nonprofits getting creative to crawl out of COVID-19 financial hole," 22 Jan. 2021 Supply chains for disposable supplies, waste management, clinical and nonclinical staff, and other resources like computers for documentation can be coordinated locally. Charles Pozner, Wired, "Let Fire Stations and EMS Crews Administer Covid Vaccines," 22 Jan. 2021 Among the first people to receive shots were physicians, nurses and nonclinical staff. Dallas News, "First COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Methodist Dallas Medical Center," 14 Dec. 2020 Clinical and nonclinical staff members also will be able to receive doses in this early round. Jamie Munks,, "Hope at a historic moment: First COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled to be given in Illinois on Tuesday," 14 Dec. 2020 Revo Health was formed in 2017 to operate the nonclinical departments of TCO. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities Orthopedics getting new CEO, growing Revo subsidiary," 22 Oct. 2020 Guard members will provide nonclinical support at facilities needing assistance, such as cleaning and providing resident transportation, Friedlander said. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky reports 1,514 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths Monday," 16 Nov. 2020 Revo Health, formed in 2017, helps independent physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers grow by advising them on the nonclinical aspects of their businesses. Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities Orthopedics getting new CEO, growing Revo subsidiary," 22 Oct. 2020 Their deaths have shaken other nonclinical employees at Elmhurst who hoped that their distance from patients offered some protection against contracting the virus. Nicole Hong, New York Times, "3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead.," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of nonclinical

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonclinical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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