non·​ur·​gent | \ ˌnän-ˈər-jənt How to pronounce nonurgent (audio) \

Definition of nonurgent

: not calling for immediate attention : not urgent a nonurgent matter a nonurgent medical problem

Examples of nonurgent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kaiser Permanente is postponing nonurgent and elective surgeries and procedures at its facilities throughout California. Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2020 Once the temporary ban on nonurgent care lifted, patients began to return, but many still delayed their care. Portland Business Journal, oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2020 With infections, hospitalizations and deaths linked to Covid-19 rising exponentially, hospitals in Milan are running out of beds even after having converted wards and suspended nonurgent procedures. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2020 Dentists have lost billions since patients began postponing nonurgent dental care this spring. Sarah Kliff, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020 Revenue only worsened this spring with a statewide shutdown to reduce viral activity that included the suspension of nonurgent surgeries. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 5 Oct. 2020 When the pandemic hit in mid-March, the company cancelled all nonurgent medical procedures and outpatient programs, which generate the bulk of its revenue., 20 June 2020 Those include unplanned, unanticipated and nonurgent notifications, requests from others and your own curious thoughts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 29 May 2020 The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association estimates that about 15,000 nonurgent inpatient and outpatient medical procedures have been canceled each week during the ban. USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonurgent

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonurgent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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