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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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In exchange, the firm gets to print its advert on the back of the appointment cards and put promotional leaflets in waiting rooms, sparking allegations of 'ambulance chasing'.
Among the mess was a torn appointment card with the youth offending team.
On Wednesday our investigator filled in an Anglian customer appointment card - giving a bogus address but his real mobile telephone number - and placed it in the waste bin behind the company's premises in Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield.
I've still got her appointment card with my name on it.
From the map in our appointment card, unless the old route to the Claremont wing is re-opened or a direct route from the Victoria wing entrance through the area marked "Construction site" is made, a run-about will have to be provided for the "oldies" or those physically impaired.
This is the televisual equivalent of being handed an appointment card on your way out of the surgery after two hours of root canal work.
30am in either direction, you need to have an appointment card or letter from the hospital handy to show the bus driver.
Our spa appointment was confirmed with an appointment card through the door and we were greeted with smiles and by our first names by the staff as we arrived.
That came when an appointment card from an abortion clinic came through the post.
But on reading the appointment card, I found I'd got the year wrong.
He shows his appointment card and travels free, I have to pay which I don't have a problem with but may I remind M of Felling that one day he or she will be 60 and will join this so-called race that has emerged he or she refers to.