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Watchful Waiting

"Watchful Waiting" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Clinical management approach wherein immediate therapy is not provided but there is a period of observation during which periodic tests monitor patient and the progression of the illness. (Driffield T, Smith PC Med Decis Making. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):178-88)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Watchful Waiting" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Watchful Waiting" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 203 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 32 publications in 2017
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