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ISBN: 0833013947, 9780833013941
Authors: Marjorie J. Sherwood, Carol P. Roth, Steven J. Bernstein, Ahmar Iqbal, Mark R. Chassin, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Robert H. Brook, Albert L. Siu, Elizabeth A. Mcglynn
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: assessing, appropriateness, hysterectomy, guidelines, form, record, abstraction, medical
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This report documents the medical record abstraction form and guidelines for appropriateness of hysterectomy used in the HMO Quality of Care Consortium study of this procedure. The abstraction form was designed to follow the format of a medical record so that abstraction would be both accurate and efficient. For each item or group of items, the section of the medical record that was to serve as th......
ISBN: 0309128536, 9780309128537
Authors: Committee On The Evaluation Of Quantification Of Margins, Uncertainties Methodology For Assessing, Certifying The Reliability Of The Nuclear Stockpile, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: certifying, reliability, nuclear, stockpile, assessing, methodology, quantification, margins, uncertainties, evaluation
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Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology. In this book, the National Research Council evaluates: how th......
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Tora K. Bikson, Edward Balkovich, John F. Pane
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: law, enforcement, units, blackberry, assessing, technology, action, teams, mobile
Formats:PDF
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This research explores the effectiveness of mobile wireless information and communication technologies (ICTs) for law enforcement teams. Pilot trials of RIM BlackBerries in two U.S. law enforcement organizations provided an opportunity to assess acceptance, use, and perceived performance benefits as well as factors influencing these outcomes. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, us......
ISBN: 0833013351, 9780833013354
Authors: David Hadorn, Emmett B. Keeler, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: report, hcfa, severity, project, final, models, performance, mortality, prediction, assessing
Formats:PDF
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Concerns about the cost and quality of health care have resulted in a national effort to determine the health outcomes of medical and surgical services. This report concentrates on developing criteria that risk-assessment systems should meet to permit consumers to intelligently evaluate them. It also presents a comparison of several selected mortality prediction models.......
Author: Peter H. Reuter
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: market, report, drug, global, operation, assessing
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Illicit drugs, predominantly cocaine and heroin, now generate a substantial international and domestic trade. For these two drugs, production is concentrated in poor nations and the bulk of revenues, though not of consumption, is generated by users in wealthy countries. Earnings have an odd shape; most of the money goes to a very large number of low level retailers in wealthy countries while the f......
ISBN: 0309055474, 9780309055475
Authors: eric A. Hanushek, Nancy L. Maritato, Editors; Panel On Retirement Income Modeling, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: behavior, retirement, knowledge, assessing
Formats:PDF
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This book brings together in one volume what researchers have learned about workers, employers, and retirees that is important for formulating retirement income policies. As the U.S. population ages, there is increasing uncertainty about the solvency of the Social Security and Medicare systems and the adequacy of private pensions to provide for people's retirement needs. The volume covers such cri......
ISBN: 0521874920, 9780521874922
Author: Alan H. Schoenfeld
Source: www.e-booksdirectory.com
Keywords: proficiency, mathematical, assessing
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Assessing Mathematical Proficiencyby Alan H. SchoenfeldPublisher: Cambridge University Press 2007ISBN/ASIN: 0521874920ISBN-13: 9780521874922Number of pages: 391Description:Testing matters! It can determine kids' and schools' futures. In a conference at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, mathematicians, math education researchers, teachers, test developers, and policymakers gathered to w......
ISBN: 0833047779, 9780833047779
Authors: Nancy Nicosia, Barbara O. Wynn, John A. Romley
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: facilities, treatment, military, performance, assessing
Formats:PDF
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has increasingly confronted financial, managerial, and operational challenges in sustaining health benefits for service members and their families: For example, medical costs are projected to increase to 12 percent of DoD's total budget in 2015, from a level of 8 percent in 2007. To address these challenges, DoD is working to transform business practices within......
ISBN: 079692063X, 9780796920638
Authors: Chris Desmond, Gerard Boyce
Source: www.hsrcpress.ac.za
Keywords: site, eastern, cape, pilot, pmtct, costs, rural, assessing
Formats:PDF
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Mother-to-child transmission is by far the largest source of HIV infection in children below the age of 15. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes have been implemented nationally in South Africa since 2000. This report presents the results of research conducted at a pilot site in the Eastern Cape into the use of resources associated with the implementation of a PMTCT progra......
ISBN: 0833008870, 9780833008879
Authors: Gus Haggstrom, Linda Darling Hammond, David W. Grissmer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: demand, supply, teacher, assessing
Formats:PDF
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This report presents an analysis of factors that affect the supply of and demand for elementary and secondary school teachers. This analysis was undertaken to provide a framework for redesigning the U.S. Department of Education’s data system to monitor the status of teachers over the next several years. The major components of the system are the Schools and Staffing Surveys, several linked s......
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