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1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.

Tax Assessment

The determination of how much a person or company owes in taxes. One usually determines one's own tax assessment by declaring one's income and capital gains from the previous year and applying the methodology the government requires to arrive at the tax liability. The government has the right to audit any tax assessment.
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(1) The official valuation of property for tax purposes. (2) A one-time charge made against property owners for each one's pro rata share of the expense of repairs or improvements to be enjoyed by all of them in common,such as a condo association assessment to replace a roof,or a local government assessment to pave a dirt road. (3) Determination of the value of property in a condemnation case.

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Time-in-motion studies were also completed for time spent documenting a neurologic assessment. These studies were meant to determine whether patient acuity and nurse experience impacted the time required to document a neurologic assessment.
Neurologic assessment skills for the acute medical-surgical nurse.
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Similar to all neurologic assessment, a critical factor in pediatric evaluation is the history.
Lower cranial nerve assessment is part of the overall neurologic assessment of patients following CEA including level of consciousness, pupillary response, and motor ability.
If the patient's condition worsens at any time during drug administration, the infusion should be stopped immediately until further neurologic assessment and possibly a CT scan of the head is completed.
A limitation of the study was the validity of using retrospective analysis of crude neurologic assessment to show a difference in outcomes.
This is known as an awake exam or focal neurologic assessment. The limitation of many standard acute neurological assessment flowsheets currently used in hospitals is that they were designed to document disturbances in level of consciousness rather than focal neurological deficits.