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appointment

 [ah-point´ment]
1. a meeting at a specific time and place, planned in advance.
2. designation of someone for an official position.
joint appointment a formal agreement between a hospital or agency and an academic institution whereby a health care provider may hold a position divided between the hospital or agency and the academic faculty.

appointment

Hospital practice The admission of a physician to a hospital’s staff, which is based on his or her credentials, work history, malpractice claims (i.e., “clean” history), reputation.
MedspeakUK The selection of a candidate for a post (e.g., for a substantive post as a consultant, or specialist,) in the UK, usually at the recommendation of a formal appointment committee.
MedspeakUS A scheduled time-slot during which a person is examined by a physician during his/her normal office hours.

appointment

Hospital practice The admission of a physician to a hospital's staff, based on his/her credentials, work Hx, malpractice claims Hx, and reputation Medical practice A scheduled timeslot in which a person is examined by a physician during his/her normal office hrs

appointment,

n a mutually agreed-on time reserved for the patient to receive treatment.
appointment book,
n a ledger or table of workdays divided into segments of time to enable the dental staff to reserve specified lengths of time for patient treatment. Now appointments are usually on the computer, but the computer program is still referred to using this term.
appointment card,
n a small card given to the patient as a reminder of the time reserved for the appointment. Even if sent via e-mail, it is still referred to as this.
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We have said that whatever Uhuru does, in terms of appointments, does not concern us, it is no big deal.
While in North Tees and Hartlepool, 64 appointments were missed a day - a total of 23,348 in 2016/17.
Patients who do not attend hospital appointments affect the experience of other patients.
Dr Steve Ollerton, local GP and Clinical Leader, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, said: "Patients often tell us that they struggle to get an appointment with their GP.
NEARLY 700 people failed to turn up for five or more appointments at Coventry and Warwickshire hospitals last year - costing the NHS millions.
It allows people to book medical appointments electronically in health centres.
Almost 13,000 missed their first appointments at Aintree hospital, with the figure reaching 10,180 for Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Many hospital trusts now have an appointment reminder service, where the patient is called a few days prior to the appointment.
The lady from the hospital told me my appointment had been cancelled "ages ago".
Last year the total number of outpatient appointments in the West Midlands rose from 6.
A power of appointment is the delegation of authority from one individual (the donor) to another individual (the donee) to direct the transfer, use, benefit, or enjoyment of property, both real and personal.
What policies and procedures are in place to protect the independence of scientists and engineers hired under term appointment authority?