telephone tag


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telephone tag

n.

tel′ephone tag`


n.
repeated unsuccessful attempts by two persons to connect with each other by telephone.
[1975–80]
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There were too many stories about more immediate conflicting priorities for one of the parties to a placement, lost or misplaced paperwork, telephone tag, time zone differences, logistical arrangements, and assuring licensing requirements.
* The portal has a “family forum” that mimics the “dinner table meeting” approach where family members can be invited for confidential discussions about a loved one to help families gain input without playing telephone tag and mixed messages.
"Some we are playing telephone tag with, we are trying to chase."
"Patients appreciate getting timely test results, often the same day as the procedure, relieving staff of telephone tag," says CIO Chris Hansen.
Telephone tag and sharing information by snail mail were the norms.
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Therefore, doctors and nurses called unit secretaries or charge nurses to locate each other, waiting on hold or playing telephone tag. We could hear sensitive patient conversations behind the curtained "rooms," when loud overhead speakers, pagers and multiple radio announcements didn't interrupt.
Tired of playing telephone tag or trading endless e-mails just to schedule a meeting?
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