buddy system

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A method of encouraging people to care for one another, such as for several isolated old people to stay in touch by means of daily phone calls or visits or for patients with AIDS, so that departures from usual state of health can more readily be detected and dealt with promptly. A buddy system is used in some dangerous occupations by workers who observe each other's exposure to hazards and can take rapid action if required.

Subjects: Computing — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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