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encounter

Etymology: Gk, en + L, contra, against
(in psychotherapy) the interaction between a patient and a psychotherapist, such as occurs in existential therapy, or among several members of a small group, such as encounter or sensitivity training groups. In an encounter emotional change and personal growth are affected by participants' expression of strong feelings.

encounter

Managed care The process of a Pt coming to a provider, receiving services, and leaving. See also Visit, Window of service Medtalk A meeting, an interaction. See Semi-sexual encounter, Sexual encounter.

en·coun·ter

(en-kown'tĕr)
A health care contact between the patient and the provider who is responsible for diagnosing and treating the patient.
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Yogi and his police are making encounters look like staged dramas that the police were, probably, not interested in, so far.
Since, these encounters may be human encounters as well as technological encounters; we intend to examine the weight of human encounter satisfaction versus technological encounter satisfaction in determining consumers' overall satisfaction level with the firm.
Understanding the concept of the deadly mix and incorporating these principles into realistic training can better prepare officers for potential violent encounters.
A representative of Eros Station, which has operated on Oxnard Street near Sepulveda Boulevard for eight years, said the business won't allow everything permitted under the city of Los Angeles' definition of a ``sexual encounter establishment,'' where just about anything goes.
Gilbert and Churchyard here create a setpiece example of the kind of linguistic conquest under scrutiny in Palmer's study of the Elizabethan English encounter with Ireland and the Irish language: an English imperialist adventurer, sometime champion of the English vernacular, brother to the poet Ralegh and captain to Churchyard, deliberately and violently erases Irish and its voice of dissent both from political negotiation, and later from the historical record.
The revenue of a hospitalist practice is best calculated by taking all the money that a doctor collects and dividing it by the number of patient encounters that it takes to generate that revenue.
My first encounter with Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is one I will never forget.
The four stages--preparation, encounter, adjustment, and stabilization--are considered from the micro-, mezzo-, and macrolevels of the organization, as well as for their psychological and social impact on the new job incumbent.
Two huge storms on the giant planet are beginning to encounter each other, and no one knows what will happen as these titans meet.
On the other hand, if you wish to increase revenue while maintaining or even decreasing the number of encounters, you must perform more expensive procedures, improve your claims processing system, maximize the amount you receive from third-party payers, decrease your cost, and/or limit your practice to encounters that generate the greatest profitability within the context of your payer environment and practice expertise.
We can hope that this historical retrieval may work to inspire contemporary Jews to engage in similar encounters.