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The process by which the financial worth of property is determined. The amount at which an item is valued. A demand by the board of directors of a corporation for the payment of any money that is still owed on the purchase of capital stock. The determination of the amount of damages to be awarded to a plaintiff who has been successful in a lawsuit. The ascertainment of the pro rata share of taxes to be paid by members of a group of taxpayers who have directly benefited from a particular common goal or project according to the benefit conferred upon the individual or his or her property. This is known as a special assessment. The listing and valuation of property for purposes of fixing a tax upon it for which its owner will be liable. The procedure by which the Internal Revenue Service, or other government department of taxation, declares that a taxpayer owes additional tax because, for example, the individual has understated personal gross income or has taken deductions to which he or she is not entitled. This process is also known as a deficiency assessment.


(Estimation), noun aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, calculation, determination, estimate, mensuration, rating, reckoning, survey, valuation
Associated concepts: assessment of damages


(Levy), noun amount assessed as payable, capitation, census, cess, charge, charge levied, exactment, imposition, impost, rate, tallage, tax, toll
Associated concepts: assessed valuation, assessment and collection of taxes, assessment district, assessment for bennfits, assessment for special improvements, assessment innurance, assessment lien, assessment of property, assesssent roll, assessor, equalized assessment, improvements, municipal improvements, public improvements, special assessment, tax assessment, valuation of property
See also: account, ad valorem, appraisal, appreciation, arbitration, charge, choice, computation, concept, conclusion, cost, decision, determination, differentiation, discernment, discretion, discrimination, duty, estimate, estimation, excise, expense, idea, inspection, judgment, levy, measurement, opinion, perception, price, rate, rating, rent, tariff, tax, toll, value, verdict

ASSESSMENT. The making out a list of property, and fixing its valuation or appraisement; it is also applied to making out a list of persons, and appraising their several occupations, chiefly with a view of taxing the said persons and their property.

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Further research in the area of pain assessment for nonverbal patients in critical care is needed.
Effective treatment cannot do without guidelines for pain assessment and pain treatment for procedures under general and local anaesthesia.
The procedures for the last three quarterly pain assessments were as follows.
JCAHO surveyors routinely inquire about pain assessment and management practices and quality assurance activities in both inpatient and outpatient care areas.
Pain assessment in this vulnerable population is further complicated when patients are admitted to, moved from, or transferred between levels of care, such as from the home or nursing home to the hospital.
The authors noted that special considerations for pain assessment and management were observed, perhaps supporting this decrease.
Pain assessment scores showed that average endometriosis pain experienced in the previous 4 weeks decreased by a mean 3.
Ideally, the same pain assessment tool should be used during the initial intake assessment of new nursing home patients that is used during their stay.
With the education of our non-nursing staff (housekeeping, maintenance, activities, social work, and office staff) in basic pain assessment skills, the responsibility now belongs to all of our staff.
As a registered nurse working in a paediatric environment, I believe there is a tack of knowledge regarding the use of pain assessment tools to assist in alleviating pain.
The ability to respond to a verbal pain assessment is generally associated with level of cognitive impairment [17].
The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale ASSESSMENT SCORE 0 1 2 Breathing normal occasionally labored noisy and labored Negative none occasional moaning repeated, troubled vocalization or groaning calling out Facial smiling or sad, frightened, and grimacing expression inexpressive frowning Body relaxed tense, pacing, and rigid with language fidgeting fists clenched Consolability no need to be distracted or unable to consoled reassured by voice be consoled or touch Source: J.