nonsystem

nonsystem

(ˈnɒnˈsɪstəm)
n
a system that does not function properly
adj
(Computer Science) not constituting part of a specified computer system
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This is an unstable situation, however: "As a system of nonsystem, anti-intellectualism eludes and gains on both counts, perpetually ricocheting between bad faith and good conscience, between a pessimism of substance and a jig of form, between a proclaimed skepticism and a terrorist doubt" (157).
* Connor, Feldman and Dowd (1998) and Connor, Feldman, Dowd and Radcliff (1997) have found that cost savings were generally greater for mergers of hospitals of similar size, with a higher degree of duplicative services and lower pre-merger occupancy rates than nonteaching or nonsystem hospitals; and there is also some evidence that post-merger price reductions were smaller in less competitive markets.
The failure of the ACA to mandate even basic standardization for electronic health records has left us with a nonsystem made up of mini-systems that are neither user friendly nor capable of effectively communicating with one another.
Kaltenbach et al., "Nonsystem reasons for delay in door-to-balloon time and associated in-hospital mortality: a report from the national cardiovascular data registry," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.
The report listed lack of coordination among multiple providers who deliver healthcare to a patient, tellingly described as a "nonsystem," and the anxiety among healthcare providers that making systemic improvements in response to adverse events would be used against them in litigation as factors driving the medical error epidemic.
International human rights and humanitarian law (including customary law, and doctrines such as the R2P) provide little recognition for the activities of vulnerable communities--the very people whose lack of protection is in question--or other nonsystem actors, such as civil society, political and/or armed groups.
described as a "nonsystem." (11) Most manufacturing programs
(53) This "complex nonsystem" (54) of governance in the rural areas of Alaska creates tremendous obstacles for tribal governments when measured against similarly situated local governments in urban Alaska.
In some respects, the political system further loosens the already loosely-coupled justice system to effectively make it perform as a nonsystem at times.
A system concerns itself with some interrelated parts in a mechanism that are working together to produce some stability and progress: that's hardly a description of the international monetary system--what many people have said is an international nonsystem.
The Bretton Woods system broke apart in the early 1970s and was replaced by a nonsystem of generalized floating exchange rates.