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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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We have said that whatever Uhuru does, in terms of appointments, does not concern us, it is no big deal.
The figures released by NHS England for South Tees showed that one in every 13 patients during the year missed appointments.
In addition to this, this also has an effect on our administrative processes, as patients who have missed their appointments have to be contacted to reschedule.
Booking appointments online helps to reduce the number of missed appointments because it's really easy to cancel or re-book an appointment online at a time to suit you.
One patient at South Warwickshire's hospitals failed to attend 21 appointments in 2014/15.
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3m first and follow-up appointments at hospital trusts over the period in question.
Jon Connolly, director of finance and information at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Gateshead, said: "Missed appointments cost the whole NHS a lot of money.
Walk-in applicants will only be accommodated once those with appointments have been served.
This includes booking a new appointment, changing the time or canceling an appointment, adding new customer information or simply viewing their business service appointment schedule at a glance.
I missed two important appointments through no fault of my own.
The government is urging hospitals to do more to reduce the number of missed appointments, as well as making a direct plea to patients.