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

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Recent Examples on the Web NHS England states that patients should be able to see a nonurgent specialist within 18 weeks. Mailee Osten-tan, Longreads, 8 June 2022 Many nonurgent health care services saw a decline in demand during the pandemic and are now experiencing a rebound amid a shortage of nurses and other skilled workers. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Many hospitals have stopped nonurgent surgery while some ambulances rely on medical students to operate and can’t attend every life-threatening call, union officials say. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 Both moves came after several hospitals in Maryland in recent weeks moved to crisis mode, implementing protocols that give them more flexibility to delay some nonurgent surgical procedures to preserve bed capacity. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 11 Jan. 2022 Kaiser is managing staffing by employing traveling nurses, adjusting elective and nonurgent surgeries and procedures, and making use of telehealth options. Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2022 Christmas Eve allows the University of Maryland Medical System’s Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air to reduce nonurgent surgeries and shift staffing, patients and resources. Jason Fontelieu,, 30 Dec. 2021 The Army secretary remains authorized to control Guard operations in the district and to consider district government requests for use of the Guard in the city for non-law enforcement purposes and in nonurgent situations. Robert Burns, ajc, 30 Dec. 2021 Elective surgeries and other nonurgent care have been suspended. Stacey Plaisance, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonurgent

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonurgent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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