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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Continuous electronic heart rate monitoring for fetal assessment during labor (Review)." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 3 [accessed on January 16, 2017].
He described this reduced cesarean section rate as "a behavioral surrogate for improved accuracy of fetal assessment."
Topics addressed include maternal and fetal assessment techniques, common fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns, parts of the FHR pattern, improving fetal oxygenation, evaluating changes in maternal and/or fetal status resulting for the nurse's actions, identifying ineffective actions that delay timely intervention when there is a nonreassuring FHR pattern, and documenting assessments, actions, evaluations, and communications reflecting the standard of care.
CTG as a form of electronic fetal monitoring for fetal assessment during labour.(Cochrane Review).The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
The new model increases maternal and fetal assessments to detect problems, improves communication between health providers and pregnant women, and increases the likelihood of positive pregnancy outcomes.
During the study period, a total of 3 473 first- and second-trimester fetal assessments were done at the Morningside Centre, and of these patients, 82 (2.3%) elected to have NIPT.
This approach provided fetal assessments of the regulation of vasopressin secretion, physiological effects, and the receptors involved, and ultimately insight into the role of the fetus in determining amniotic fluid volume and composition.
On the other hand, the combination of ruptured membranes and borderline FVWs may have indicated more frequent fetal assessments, which could have detected fetal risk much earlier.

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