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Abandonment

Malpractice A physician's unilateral severance—or so-called "negligent termination"—of a professional relationship with a patient, such that the patient must seek care with another physician, either without the patient's consent, or without reasonable or adequate notification, and/or under circumstances in which the need remains for continuity of medical care for a particular condition.
Acts of abandonment Any denial of the physician-patient relationship; refusal, or—more commonly—alleged refusal to treat a patient that the doctor has previously seen; lack of attendance to a patient for whom the doctor has already assumed responsibility, either not visiting the patient while in the hospital, or not seeing the hospitalised patient as frequently as due care in treatment requires; failure to provide follow-up attention; and failure to arrange for a competent substitute in times of absence. 
Psychiatry Unilateral discontinuation of patient treatment by a clinician.
Social medicine The desertion of a child by a parent or adult caretaker with no provisions for reasonable child-care or apparent intention to return. A child may be considered abandoned if left alone or with siblings or non-related and unsuitable individuals; abandonment is considered a form of physical neglect.

abandonment

Malpractice A physician's unilateral severance–or 'negligent termination' of a professional relationship with a Pt–so that the Pt may continue care with another physician, either without the Pt's consent, or without reasonable or adequate notification, and/or under circumstances in which the need for continuing medical care remains. See Malpractice Social medicine The desertion of a child by a parent or adult caretaker with no provisions for reasonable child-care or apparent intention to return; a child may be considered abandoned if left alone or with siblings or nonrelated and unsuitable individuals; abandonment is considered a form of physical neglect.

abandonment

(ă-ban′dŏn-mĕnt) [Fr. abandoner, to surrender]
Premature termination of the professional treatment relationship by the health care provider without adequate notice or the patient's consent.

prescription abandonment

Leaving a prescription at a pharmacy, rather than purchasing it because of an oversight, the cost of the drug, or a concern about its potential side effects.

abandonment (of a patient),

n the withdrawing of a patient from treatment without giving reasonable notice or providing a competent replacement.
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The income statement for the year would include only the $10,000 realized loss from the disposal of asset A (the $120,000 book value less the $110,000 abandonment value).
Until recently, the IRS had been successful in keeping these two concepts linked together if the partner claimed an abandonment loss.
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When the mortgagor is solvent and personally liable, the outstanding debt is considered realized to the extent of the property's fair market value at the reconveyance, foreclosure or abandonment date.
Therefore, even if a partner has a negative capital account in a partnership, that partner may have a basis that could generate an abandonment loss.
The nature of the loss (ordinary or capital) will depend on whether consideration has been received by the taxpayer at the time of the abandonment.
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