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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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It is suggested agents examine appointment agents examine appointment books, client card indexes, daily log or receipt books, disbursement ledgers and time reports.
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.