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    Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?

    They decided to conduct conservative management for the patient because there was no need for surgery.

    Google search shows that such collocation is very few: 6 hits overall. What a poor and miserable result.

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    Re: Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    What a poor and miserable result.
    But it does answer the question in your thread title.

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    Re: Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?

    Hi,

    I'd say "they decided on a conservative treatment for the patient..." or "they chose a conservative treatment for the patient..."

    There are more possibilities, of course.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?

    "Conservative management of the patient's symptoms/illness/disease" could work (for me).

    With illnesses such as cancer, teams of oncologists meet to discuss how they are going to "manage" their patients' cases. Those meetings are called "Case Management Meetings" (in the hospital I have experience of). I have heard "We have decided on aggressive management of your cancer" so I don't see why "conservative management" wouldn't be OK.

    Edit: Apologies, I just realised I misread the original and that you were asking about "conduct ... management", not "conservative management". I don't really think "conduct" fits. My examples above stand and I would add "They decided to managed the patient conservatively ..."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Sep-2012 at 17:20. Reason: Misread the original question
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is the collocation awkward: conduct...managment?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    But it does answer the question in your thread title.
    However, the result for 'carry out conservative management' is much healthier. (The solution to collocation problems often involves a phrasal verb.)

    b

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