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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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However, sources said doctors and staff were getting around this by saving the appointment cards of patients who did not require medication and giving them to friends along with prescription forms.
We advise companies which want to enrol workers to send representatives to collect the appointment cards.
But he left behind his appointment card bearing details of his next appointment with a probation officer.
In the last two days she has through the post received another appointment card and now a letter to remind her of the appointment.
TO the person who returned my appointment card which I lost after a visit to the University of Wales Hospital, I would like to say a sincere thank you very much.
After your first appointment your employer is entitled to ask to see proof that you are pregnant and your appointment card.
One recent visitor to Selly Oak hospital told the Sunday Mercury: 'When I was handed the appointment card I was shocked.
For second and subsequent appointments the employee must, if you require her to do so, produce a certificate from the practitioner/midwife/health visitor stating that she is pregnant and an appointment card showing the appointment has been made.
Carmarthenshire NHS Trust has now resorted to sending out flyers with every appointment card encouraging people to cancel in advance if they cannot make it.
As I staggered out, he presented me with an appointment card with the words: "Please call again.
Patients with an over 60s bus pass are able to travel on buses before the usual time if they show their appointment card to the driver.