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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
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Another aspirant student Ali Usman in his social media message said, 'We have admission letters in hands by universities but don't have a near visa appointment date'.
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The committee also directed the VC and resident auditor to work out all cases of appointments made on the basis of private sector experience within one month and to place them before the syndicate for their treatment as per law under intimation to the department.
The data suggests patients in Manchester are less happy with the appointment system than in other parts of England.
Dr Francis Campbell, Deputy Medical Director at NHS England West Midlands, said: "We know that timely access to general practice appointments are a priority for the public, which is why we are growing the workforce and offering extended access.
More than 15 million GP appointments - around one in 20 - are being wasted annually because patients fail to attend without cancelling with enough notice for others to benefit.
PATIENTS skipped more than 360,000 hospital appointments in Wales in a year - leaving NHS services to count the cost.
He said most missed appointments happen when patients forget to turn up or don't phone ahead when they can't make it - but some were caused by NHS admin or communication errors.
Dr Steve Ollerton, Clinical Leader of Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (GHCCG) and a GP in Skelmanthorpe said: "Missed appointments have a big impact on patients and practices.
That works out as roughly one in every 22 appointments.
Cancellations by the patient or the hospital have now overtaken 'no-shows' as the most common reasons for an appointment not going ahead.