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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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Documentation of pain assessment may also facilitate better pain control (Iyer 2011); unfortunately this was found to be sub-optimal in nursing practice; a finding supported by other research (Eid and Bucknall 2008; Niruban et al 2010).
Pain assessment by continuous EEG: Association between subjective perception of tonic pain and peak frequency of alpha oscillations during stimulation and at rest.
Pain assessment tools incorporating coping strategies can empower post-mastectomy patients, thereby improving their pain.
To focus on actual patient needs and to eliminate the concern that removal of opioid prescriptions may result in a detrimental impact on post-procedural pain, a phone survey was designed with age-appropriate pain assessment tools.
Pain assessment in the critically ill ventilated adult: Validation of the critical-care pain observation tool and physiologic indicators.
Specifically, we treated each of the facilities as a "case" and focused on their specific needs and structures in order to optimize implementation and evaluation of our evidence-based pain assessment protocol under real-world conditions.
Pain assessment in children with sickle cell anaemia in painful crises as determined by the researchers Day of Pain n (%) admission score * Same day 5 20 (16.
Inclusion criteria were English-language research articles relevant to pain assessment tool and scale use in children and adolescents with special needs.
11) Another study stated that, although patients frequently experience pain under mechanical ventilation, pain assessment was below 40%.
A quality pain assessment is the foundation of pain management.
2009) found that veterinary medicine reported considerable more focus on pain assessment and management in their curricula.
Therefore, the aims of this study were: (1) determine the impact of the patient characteristics on pain management resource utilization in postoperative patients; (2) examine the relationships among nursing pain assessment, intervention, and patient outcomes controlling for potential confounding patient characteristics; (3) calculate a pain management value index score depicting the relationship among pain assessment, intervention, and outcomes; and (4) compare pain management value index at three hospitals.