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assessment

 [ah-ses´ment]
an appraisal or evaluation.
fetal assessment see fetal assessment.
focused assessment a highly specific assessment performed on patients in the emergency department, focusing on the system or systems involved in the patient's problem.
functional assessment an objective review of an individual's mobility, transfer skills, and activities of daily living, including self care, sphincter control, mobility, locomotion, and communication. It is used to establish a baseline, to predict rehabilitation outcomes, to evaluate therapeutic interventions, and for standardizing communication for research purposes.
lethality assessment a systematic method of assessing a patient's suicide potential.
neurologic assessment see neurologic assessment.
nursing assessment see nursing assessment.
primary assessment a rapid, initial examination of a patient to recognize and manage all immediate life-threatening conditions. Called also primary survey.
secondary assessment a continuation of the primary assessment, where the medical professional obtains vital signs, reassesses changes in the patient's condition, and performs appropriate physical examinations.

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'ment),
1. Evaluation of the patient using selected skills of history-taking; physical examination, laboratory, imaging, and social evaluation, to achieve a specific goal.
2. Appraisal or analysis of conditions, disorders, data, or a patient's overall state.
[M.E. assessen, eto evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

assessment

Graduate educationUK A systematic procedure for measuring a trainee's progress or level of achievement against defined criteria to make a judgement about him or her.
MedspeakUK The evaluation of a person at the point of first contact with health and social services, during which time information is collected to identify the patient’s needs and formulate a treatment plan.
Psychiatry See Evaluation.

assessment

Medtalk Evaluation. See Exposure assessment, Functional assessment, Nutritional assessment, Probabalistic safety assessment, Process assessment, Quality assessment, Quantitative risk assessment, Risk assessment.

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'mĕnt)
1. Synonym(s): evaluation.
2. Synthesis of clinical findings into a clear understanding of presenting conditions that inform treatment strategies.
3. The part of a medical record, typically a SOAP (q.v.) note, when the patient's complaint, diagnosis, and prognosis are recorded.
[M.E. assessen, to evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'mĕnt)
Evaluation of the patient using selected skills of history-taking; physical examination, laboratory, imaging, and social evaluation, to achieve a specific goal.
[M.E. assessen, to evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

Patient discussion about assessment

Q. Regarding risk-factor assessment? Hello, I am……….., I heard ACSM has recently issued a new edition of its exercise guidelines. Were any changes made regarding risk-factor assessment?

A. Are you fitness professional? I understand that you are very much interested in food guidelines. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest guidelines and standards. This is particularly true this year, which has seen new USDA Food Guidelines in January, a revised Food Pyramid in May and, most recently, the release of the 7th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. The good news is that the ACSM risk factors have been minimally revised. For your reference, here is a summary of what has and has not changed for the 2006 edition.

Q. assessment of down syndrom

A. down syndrome is a very easy diagnosis - it just need a chromosome check and seeing 3 (instead 2) chromosomes number 21. -

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/down/

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During this period of declining values, real estate tax assessments continued to increase.
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For the 2001 assessment, the county tax assessment board of appeals assigned Maple Lane's land the following classifications: 42.597 acres as "primary," 1.73 acres as "roadway," and 18.699 acres as "usable undeveloped." The "primary" classification included all of Maple Lane's wooded areas between the apartment buildings and parking lots.
Surprisingly, he says, few people understand how their tax assessment is calculated or bother to challenge it.
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The tax assessment on easement-restricted land will usually reflect the property's lowered value after imposition of the easement.
A judge granted CAB a tax assessment of pounds 1.75 million based on income he has raked in since 1988.
This 266-page reference provides homeowners with strategies on appealing their property tax assessment. Written in simple language, the book begins by defining how property is assessed, then explains what constitutes an entitled exemption.