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specialties

A generic term for the individual units in a UK hospital, considered as an aggregate, which focus on the diagnosis and treatment within a particular field of medicine, disease or client group. As used here, the  term differs from the classic sense of a specialty—e.g., cardiology, orthopaedics, etc.
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Is there reason to think that it is harder to maintain currency in two specialties if they are in different disciplines than if they are in the same discipline?
So overload does not rule out the kind of solo interdisciplinary research that requires expertise in at least two specialties in different disciplines, if we consider only the case of the research worker who has some where and somehow already achieved expertise in the different specialties and consider only the problem of keeping up (task overload can arise anywhere).
The AICPA Council has already approved the minimum requirements for accrediting specialties.
If it were decided to adopt a substantial number of narrow tax specialties for accreditation (rather than taxation in general), the cost of compiling and grading the exams would soar beyond belief, and each of the exams would be taken by a relatively small number of specialists.
The practical realities of implementing innumerable new accredited specialties create monumental barriers.
The scope of a CPA's practice usually is very broad, even within specialties such as MCS, encompassing a multitude of discipline-based services, most of which can be deemed a "specialty.

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