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encounter

Managed care The process of a Pt coming to a provider, receiving services, and leaving. See also Visit, Window of service Medtalk A meeting, an interaction. See Semi-sexual encounter, Sexual encounter.

en·coun·ter

(en-kown'tĕr)
A health care contact between the patient and the provider who is responsible for diagnosing and treating the patient.
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Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, ``To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.'' He then commanded his trumpet to sound a defiance to the challengers, and desired a herald to announce to them, that he should make no election, but was willing to encounter them in the order in which they pleased to advance against him.
In the stranger's third encounter with Sir Philip Malvoisin, he was equally successful; striking that baron so forcibly on the casque, that the laces of the helmet broke, and Malvoisin, only saved from falling by being unhelmeted, was declared vanquished like his companions.
De Grantmesnil's horse, which was young and violent, reared and plunged in the course of the career so as to disturb the rider's aim, and the stranger, declining to take the advantage which this accident afforded him, raised his lance, and passing his antagonist without touching him, wheeled his horse and rode back again to his own end of the lists, offering his antagonist, by a herald, the chance of a second encounter. This De Grantmesnil declined, avowing himself vanquished as much by the courtesy as by the address of his opponent.
In earlier encounters three policemen were martyred and six injured.
The JI leader said if the government didn't order judicial probe into the killings, the people would believe that the province's police killed innocent people in encounters.
Twelve suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), including a top Sahiron aide, were killed in four separate encounters in Sulu Thursday.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO PeopleaACAOs Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) against the alleged fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh.Ee
Questions about the practice of 'encounters' were raised on social media as well, with many calling for investigations into such incidents.
2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine setting, respiratory tract infection (RTI) encounters in which antibiotics are prescribed are shorter than other encounters, according to a research letter published online Oct.
LAHORE -- Incidents of fake police encounters or extrajudicial killings have dropped drastically in the Punjab province, thanks to the judiciary and rights activists.
Panhwar argued that Anwar had previously also staged such fake encounters which were confirmed by police authorities during a probe.
SINCE I have been hearing about encounters becoming a daily event in Uttar Pradesh under the present government I decided that I would visit a police station there for an informal chat, 'Whenever we do something right we are criticized,' said the police chief, offering me my mandatory plate of batata vada and chutney from the police canteen downstairs, 'we have now perfected the art of the encounter and the media should be appreciative!'