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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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As mentioned previously, the experience of nurses on the unit was shown to have no significant impact on the amount of time to chart the neurologic assessment. However, when controlling for acuity, significance was seen between nursing experience and length of neurologic assessment charting time (Table 2).
Blood pressure, heart rate and respirations are monitored with the neurologic assessment as described above.
It was designed to standardize and document an easy-to-perform, reliable and valid neurologic assessment for use in stroke treatment research trials.[4] Each assessment item on the NIHSS was considered for its value during the first hours and days after symptom onset.
Frequent neurologic assessments are critical for the patient after tPA infusion, as bleeding also can occur in the brain (Summers et al., 2009).
Minimal HE can be overlooked on standard neurologic assessments, and "diagnosis is only possible by using specialized psychometric and neurophysiological measures," the researchers said.
Nursing care in the post-operative period includes frequent neurologic assessments and monitoring for infection.
Forty patients with MS underwent repeated neurologic assessments, and CRT and MT evaluations of lower extremity performance at 6-month intervals for one year.