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    Your new sentence only talks about patients coming for treatment. Patients can also come to the clinic for diagnosis or assessment, including after-treatment follow-up/assessmment.

    What does `assessment' mean here?

    Please explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Your new sentence only talks about patients coming for treatment. Patients can also come to the clinic for diagnosis or assessment, including after-treatment follow-up/assessmment.

    What does `assessment' mean here?

    Please explain it.

    [Source : http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...33-clinic.html ]
    It means "check up".

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    Another synonym for assessment is 'evaluation'.

    A patient's condition can be assessed/evaluated. Whether or not there is any need for (further) treatment, tests, etc. might be based on such an evaluation.

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    I'd rather say evaluation than check up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    I'd rather say evaluation than check up.
    Why? Can you give your reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Why? Can you give your reasons?
    It simply sounds better to me...

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