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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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"We advise companies which want to enrol workers to send representatives to collect the appointment cards.
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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.
It was always a relief to get the next appointment card. Finally, Susan and I received our last appointment to meet the consultants and the co-ordinator.
"If patients have been given an unsuitable appointment then it would be appreciated if they contact the relevant department, given on their appointment card or letter."
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.