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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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It is suggested agents examine appointment agents examine appointment books, client card indexes, daily log or receipt books, disbursement ledgers and time reports.
Rather than promise Star Trek devices that respond to voice commands for sending and receiving files, manufacturers now are pitching replacements for appointment books or, at the most ambitious level, for notebook computers.
Jacinto-Henares who has been receiving reports that many RDOs do not accept stamping of new books of accounts of self-employed professionals unless they also submit appointment books and affidavits indicating the manner of billings and schedule fees they charge their clients as provided for under Revenue Regulations No.
Armed with applications and appointment books, officials will canvass the streets of Lancaster on Saturday in hopes of rounding up volunteers for the new Safe Walk program.