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ISBN: 0833025716, 9780833025715
Author: Steven J. Bernstein
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Keywords: appropriateness, ratings, hysterectomy
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This document reports the methods and results of an expert panel process convened to develop ratings of appropriateness of hysterectomy for non-emergency, non-oncology indications. The ratings were developed as part of a project to evaluate alternative methods for improving clinical decisionmaking regarding hysterectomy. The indications and ratings reflect the findings of a nine-member panel of ph......
Author: Graciela Laura Kaminsky
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Keywords: country, risk, stock, returns, affect, ratings, markets, instability, sovereign, emerging
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Publisher: World Bank PublicationsPublished Time: World Bank PublicationsPages: 35Changes in sovereign ratings affect country risk and stock returns. And these changes are transmitted across countries, with neighbor-country effects being more significant.......
ISBN: 0833019147, 9780833019141
Authors: Katherine L. Kahn, Rolla Edward Park, Robert H. Brook, Mark R. Chassin, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Arlene Fink, Joan Keesey, David Solomon
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Keywords: gastrointestinal, procedures, ratings, appropriateness, comorbidity, effect
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The authors evaluated the effect of patients' comorbidity on the appropriateness of performing esophagogastroduodenoscopy or cholecystectomy. A nine-member national physician panel rated 1,118 brief clinical scenarios for patients without comorbidity. Ratings were then repeated for patients with increasing degrees of comorbidity. As comorbidity changed from none to medium, 60 percent of those scen......
Authors: Seth A. Seabury, Robert T. Reville, Frank W. Neuhauser
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Keywords: future, earnings, capacity, compliance, diminished, reflect, adjusting, disability, ratings, data
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The passage of SB 899 introduced sweeping reforms to the California workers’ compensation system. One of these reforms was the requirement that the system for evaluating the severity of permanent disabilities incorporate empirical data on the long-term loss of income experienced by workers with injuries to different parts of the body. However, no previous work has provided enough information......
ISBN: 0833014536, 9780833014535
Authors: Lucian L. Leape, Elizabeth A. Mcglynn, C. Naylor, Steven J. Bernstein, Rolla Edward Park, James P. Kahan, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: canadian, panel, necessity, appropriateness, angiography, ratings, coronary
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This publication provides the results of a two-stage Delphi process by which a panel of Canadian physicians rated the appropriateness and necessity of indications for the use of coronary angiography. Chapter One, "Methods and Appropriateness Results," summarizes the methods by which the panelists rated the appropriateness of indications for coronary angiography and discusses how those ratings were......
ISBN: 0833012339, 9780833012333
Authors: Steven J. Bernstein, Marianne Laouri, Lee H. Hilborne, Lucian L. Leape, James P. Kahan, Rolla Edward Park, Caren Kamberg, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: appropriateness, necessity, ratings, review, angiography, literature, coronary
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This report contains a literature review of coronary angiography, a comprehensive set of indications for performing this procedure, and ratings of the appropriateness and necessity for each indication. It primarily concentrates on coronary angiography studies; however, studies examining percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are also i......
ISBN: 0833012649, 9780833012647
Authors: Paul G. Shekelle, Alan H. Adams, Mark R. Chassin, Eric Hurwitz, Rolla Edward Park, Reed B. Phillips, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: ratings, chiropractic, expert, panel, indications, pain, spinal, manipulation, low, appropriateness
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This report presents results from the third stage of the RAND Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain Study. The study is designed to ascertain the clinical criteria for the appropriate use of spinal manipulation for low-back pain from chiropractors and medical specialists, and then to investigate the use of chiropractic services in a random sample of practicing chiropractors. The......
ISBN: 0833008609, 9780833008602
Authors: Katherine L. Kahn, Carol P. Roth, Arlene Fink, Joan Keesey, Robert H. Brook, Rolla Edward Park, Mark R. Chassin, David Solomon
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Keywords: review, ratings, appropriateness, colonoscopy, literature, procedures, selected, medical, surgical, indications
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This report is part of a larger study to determine the extent to which the appropriate use of medical procedures is related to overall rates of use among geographic areas. It is one of six volumes that report the ratings of panels of physicians on the appropriateness of performing each of six procedures for a wide variety of clinically specific indications. The six procedures were coronary angiogr......
ISBN: 0833007432, 9780833007438
Authors: David Solomon, Robert H. Brook, Arlene Fink, Rolla Edward Park, Joan Keesey
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Keywords: review, ratings, appropriateness, cholecystectomy, literature, procedures, selected, medical, surgical, indications
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This report is part of a larger study to determine the extent to which the appropriate use of medical procedures is related to overall rates of use among geographic areas. It is one of six volumes that report the ratings of panels of physicians on the appropriateness of performing each of six procedures for a wide variety of clinically specific indications. The six procedures were coronary angiogr......
Author: Brian M. Stecher
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: transcripts, notebook, scoop, ratings, reliability
Formats:PDF
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The previous paper in this symposium provided background information on the Scoop research project and the approach we are using to try to develop rich descriptions of classroom practice in middle school mathematics and science (Creighton, 2005). The researchers collected data from 36 middle school science classrooms, including “Scoop” notebooks of artifacts collected by teachers, tran......
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