Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Decision Support Techniques: Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.Decision Making, Computer-Assisted: Use of an interactive computer system designed to assist the physician or other health professional in choosing between certain relationships or variables for the purpose of making a diagnostic or therapeutic decision.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Decision Trees: A graphic device used in decision analysis, series of decision options are represented as branches (hierarchical).Decision Support Systems, Clinical: Computer-based information systems used to integrate clinical and patient information and provide support for decision-making in patient care.Decision Theory: A theoretical technique utilizing a group of related constructs to describe or prescribe how individuals or groups of people choose a course of action when faced with several alternatives and a variable amount of knowledge about the determinants of the outcomes of those alternatives.Patient Participation: Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.Mental Competency: The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).Choice Behavior: The act of making a selection among two or more alternatives, usually after a period of deliberation.Games, Experimental: Games designed to provide information on hypotheses, policies, procedures, or strategies.Third-Party Consent: Informed consent given by someone other than the patient or research subject.Uncertainty: The condition in which reasonable knowledge regarding risks, benefits, or the future is not available.Reward: An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Gambling: An activity distinguished primarily by an element of risk in trying to obtain a desired goal, e.g., playing a game of chance for money.Life Support Care: Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.Withholding Treatment: Withholding or withdrawal of a particular treatment or treatments, often (but not necessarily) life-prolonging treatment, from a patient or from a research subject as part of a research protocol. The concept is differentiated from REFUSAL TO TREAT, where the emphasis is on the health professional's or health facility's refusal to treat a patient or group of patients when the patient or the patient's representative requests treatment. Withholding of life-prolonging treatment is usually indexed only with EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE, unless the distinction between withholding and withdrawing treatment, or the issue of withholding palliative rather than curative treatment, is discussed.Personal Autonomy: Self-directing freedom and especially moral independence. An ethical principle holds that the autonomy of persons ought to be respected. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Advance Directives: Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Patient Preference: Individual's expression of desirability or value of one course of action, outcome, or selection in contrast to others.Informed Consent: Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.Professional-Family Relations: The interactions between the professional person and the family.Resuscitation Orders: Instructions issued by a physician pertaining to the institution, continuation, or withdrawal of life support measures. The concept includes policies, laws, statutes, decisions, guidelines, and discussions that may affect the issuance of such orders.Advance Care Planning: Discussions with patients and/or their representatives about the goals and desired direction of the patient's care, particularly end-of-life care, in the event that the patient is or becomes incompetent to make decisions.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Terminal Care: Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.Paternalism: Interference with the FREEDOM or PERSONAL AUTONOMY of another person, with justifications referring to the promotion of the person's good or the prevention of harm to the person. (from Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 1995); more generally, not allowing a person to make decisions on his or her own behalf.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.United StatesQuestionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Proxy: A person authorized to decide or act for another person, for example, a person having durable power of attorney.Economics, Behavioral: The combined discipline of psychology and economics that investigates what happens in markets in which some of the agents display human limitations and complications.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Euthanasia, Passive: Failing to prevent death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy by the withdrawal or withholding of life-prolonging treatment.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Judgment: The process of discovering or asserting an objective or intrinsic relation between two objects or concepts; a faculty or power that enables a person to make judgments; the process of bringing to light and asserting the implicit meaning of a concept; a critical evaluation of a person or situation.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Dissent and Disputes: Differences of opinion or disagreements that may arise, for example, between health professionals and patients or their families, or against a political regime.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Probability Learning: Usually refers to the use of mathematical models in the prediction of learning to perform tasks based on the theory of probability applied to responses; it may also refer to the frequency of occurrence of the responses observed in the particular study.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Medical Futility: The absence of a useful purpose or useful result in a diagnostic procedure or therapeutic intervention. The situation of a patient whose condition will not be improved by treatment or instances in which treatment preserves permanent unconsciousness or cannot end dependence on intensive medical care. (From Ann Intern Med 1990 Jun 15;112(12):949)Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Patient-Centered Care: Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)Models, Psychological: Theoretical representations that simulate psychological processes and/or social processes. These include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Reaction Time: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.Living Wills: Written, witnessed declarations in which persons request that if they become disabled beyond reasonable expectation of recovery, they be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by extraordinary means. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Models, Theoretical: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Prefrontal Cortex: The rostral part of the frontal lobe, bounded by the inferior precentral fissure in humans, which receives projection fibers from the MEDIODORSAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS. The prefrontal cortex receives afferent fibers from numerous structures of the DIENCEPHALON; MESENCEPHALON; and LIMBIC SYSTEM as well as cortical afferents of visual, auditory, and somatic origin.Euthanasia: The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Intuition: Knowing or understanding without conscious use of reasoning. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Perception: The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.Probability: The study of chance processes or the relative frequency characterizing a chance process.Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Physician's Role: The expected function of a member of the medical profession.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Patient Care Planning: Usually a written medical and nursing care program designed for a particular patient.Videotape Recording: Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.Psychomotor Performance: The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.Fuzzy Logic: Approximate, quantitative reasoning that is concerned with the linguistic ambiguity which exists in natural or synthetic language. At its core are variables such as good, bad, and young as well as modifiers such as more, less, and very. These ordinary terms represent fuzzy sets in a particular problem. Fuzzy logic plays a key role in many medical expert systems.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Resource Allocation: Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Impulsive Behavior: An act performed without delay, reflection, voluntary direction or obvious control in response to a stimulus.Disclosure: Revealing of information, by oral or written communication.Morals: Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.Right to Die: The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.Social Values: Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.Freedom: The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Great BritainAdvance Directive Adherence: Compliance by health personnel or proxies with the stipulations of ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (or similar directives such as RESUSCITATION ORDERS) when patients are unable to direct their own care.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Goals: The end-result or objective, which may be specified or required in advance.Ethics, Clinical: The identification, analysis, and resolution of moral problems that arise in the care of patients. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Judicial Role: The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.Economics: The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials.Problem Solving: A learning situation involving more than one alternative from which a selection is made in order to attain a specific goal.Beneficence: The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). The ethical principle of BENEFICENCE requires producing net benefit over harm. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Bioethical Issues: Clusters of topics that fall within the domain of BIOETHICS, the field of study concerned with value questions that arise in biomedicine and health care delivery.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Risk-Taking: Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.Truth Disclosure: Truthful revelation of information, specifically when the information disclosed is likely to be psychologically painful ("bad news") to the recipient (e.g., revelation to a patient or a patient's family of the patient's DIAGNOSIS or PROGNOSIS) or embarrassing to the teller (e.g., revelation of medical errors).Conflict (Psychology): The internal individual struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, or external and internal demands. In group interactions, competitive or opposing action of incompatibles: antagonistic state or action (as of divergent ideas, interests, or persons). (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Learning: Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.Models, Neurological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Refusal to Treat: Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.Attitude to Death: Conceptual response of the person to the various aspects of death, which are based on individual psychosocial and cultural experience.Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Physicians, Family: Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.Photic Stimulation: Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.Patients: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.Comparative Effectiveness Research: Conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. (hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/draftdefinition.html accessed 6/12/2009)Comprehension: The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.Trust: Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.Professional-Patient Relations: Interactions between health personnel and patients.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Computer Simulation: Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.Formularies as Topic: Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.Attitude: An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Discrimination (Psychology): Differential response to different stimuli.Expert Systems: Computer programs based on knowledge developed from consultation with experts on a problem, and the processing and/or formalizing of this knowledge using these programs in such a manner that the problems may be solved.Parental Consent: Informed consent given by a parent on behalf of a minor or otherwise incompetent child.Decision Support Systems, Management: Computer-based systems that enable management to interrogate the computer on an ad hoc basis for various kinds of information in the organization, which predict the effect of potential decisions.Gyrus Cinguli: One of the convolutions on the medial surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES. It surrounds the rostral part of the brain and CORPUS CALLOSUM and forms part of the LIMBIC SYSTEM.Power (Psychology): The exertion of a strong influence or control over others in a variety of settings--administrative, social, academic, etc.Obstetric Nursing: A nursing specialty involving nursing care given to the pregnant patient before, after, or during childbirth.Medical Oncology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of neoplasms.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Diagnosis: The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Task Performance and Analysis: The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Evidence-Based Practice: A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Review Literature as Topic: Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Euthanasia, Active: The act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted: Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.Motivation: Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Models, Statistical: Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Interprofessional Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Terminally Ill: Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Patient Navigation: The process of helping patients to effectively and efficiently use the health care system when faced with one or more of these challenges: (1) choosing, understanding, and using health coverage or applying for assistance when uninsured; (2) choosing, using, and understanding different types of health providers and services; (3) making treatment decisions; and (4) managing care received by multiple providers.Patient Rights: Fundamental claims of patients, as expressed in statutes, declarations, or generally accepted moral principles. (Bioethics Thesaurus) The term is used for discussions of patient rights as a group of many rights, as in a hospital's posting of a list of patient rights.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Information Literacy: The ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively.Neural Networks (Computer): A computer architecture, implementable in either hardware or software, modeled after biological neural networks. Like the biological system in which the processing capability is a result of the interconnection strengths between arrays of nonlinear processing nodes, computerized neural networks, often called perceptrons or multilayer connectionist models, consist of neuron-like units. A homogeneous group of units makes up a layer. These networks are good at pattern recognition. They are adaptive, performing tasks by example, and thus are better for decision-making than are linear learning machines or cluster analysis. They do not require explicit programming.Anticipation, Psychological: The ability to foresee what is likely to happen on the basis of past experience. It is largely a frontal lobe function.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Image Processing, Computer-Assisted: A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Behavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Technology Assessment, Biomedical: Evaluation of biomedical technology in relation to cost, efficacy, utilization, etc., and its future impact on social, ethical, and legal systems.Forecasting: The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Health Information Systems: A system for the collection and/or processing of data from various sources, and using the information for policy making and management of health services. It could be paper-based or electronic. (From http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTHEALTHNUTRITIONANDPOPULATION/EXTHSD/0,,contentMDK:22239824~menuPK:376799~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:376793,00.html. http://www.who.int/healthinfo/systems/en/)Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Punishment: The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behavior.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Physical Therapy Specialty: The auxiliary health profession which makes use of PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES to prevent, correct, and alleviate movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiological origin.Bayes Theorem: A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result.Libraries, Digital: Libraries in which a major proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format, rather than on paper or MICROFORM.Game Theory: Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.Prostatic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.Thinking: Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Risk Management: The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Models, Economic: Statistical models of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, as well as of financial considerations. For the application of statistics to the testing and quantifying of economic theories MODELS, ECONOMETRIC is available.Information Seeking Behavior: How information is gathered in personal, academic or work environments and the resources used.Genetic Counseling: An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.Cues: Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.Trail Making Test: The subject's ability to connect 25 numbered and lettered circles in sequence in a specific length of time. A score of 12 or below is suggestive of organic brain damage.Artificial Intelligence: Theory and development of COMPUTER SYSTEMS which perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Such tasks may include speech recognition, LEARNING; VISUAL PERCEPTION; MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING; reasoning, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION-MAKING, and translation of language.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Behavior: The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.

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*  DailyTech - Teen Smoking Linked to Reduced Brain Activity
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*  NIDA - Newsroom - NIDA Looks at Non-Injection Drug Use and Spread of HIV/AIDS
function and impair decision making." Participants today heard from ... explain and predict decision making; and neuroimaging to predict ... NIDA - Newsroom - NIDA Looks at Non-Injection Drug Use and Spread of HIV/AIDS. NIDA Looks at Non-Injection Drug Use and Spread of HIV/AIDS. For Release May 8, 2007 CDC estimates 250,000 Americans Unaware they are HIV-Positive More than 500 scientists, clinicians and public health specialists met today at the National Institutes of Health NIH to discuss the latest research on drug abuse and the evolving epidemic of HIV/AIDS. The meeting was being held in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID, the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development NICHD, the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. "To address this significant public health threat, research at NIH is examining every aspect of HIV/AIDS, d...
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*  lemon Archives - ThermoSpas
, Alertness, and Decision-Making Abilities. Lemon stimulates the ... it is effective for decision-making. Do you ever sit in your hot ... lemon Archives - ThermoSpas. Hot Tubs. Up to 3 people. Up to 4 people. Up to 5 people. More than 5 people. Why Get a Hot Tub. Here s A Quick Way to Enhance Your Hot Tub Experience. Adding essential oils to your hot tub is an effective way to release the aromatherapy properties of the oils since the heated water, which is constantly circulating, helps to diffuse the scented molecules. Adding some essential oil can be used to enhance that experience. 4 Popular Essential Oils for Aromatherapy:. 1 LEMON. Lemon stimulates the mind, but it also calms the emotions, so it is effective for decision-making. Maybe lemon would help. This stimulating scent can be used to ease tense muscles, or for a more stimulating hot tub experience. This essential oil dates back to the Egyptian times, and it is the most widely used oil today. Peppermint has many of the same healing properties as M...
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*  The Effects of Choice Context on Decision-Making An application to voter Fatigue th edition | Rent 9
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*  Expert Decision Making on Opioid Treatment - Jane Ballantyne; David J. Tauben - Oxford University P
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*  Symposium on decision-making at Gresham College
... . UCL Home. Prospective students. Current students. Staff. skip to navigation. skip to content. UCL News. UCL Home. UCL News. Symposium on decision-making at Gresham College. UCL News. UCL News home All news Student news Staff news UCL in the media UCL Opinion Services. Services for staff Services for media Get updates from UCL News. All channels. Symposium on decision-making at Gresham College 7 May 2009. Link: Gresham College Current and former UCL academics have organised a free symposium on the subject of decision-making in health and disease on 28 May. Decision-making has become a hot topic in many disciplines, and researchers have started to develop more realistic models that take into account all kinds of information, such as people’s beliefs and preferences, how they interact in social groups, and limitations in their reasoning abilities. The speakers include Dr Neil Harrison and Dr Stephen Fleming UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr Elisabeth Rounis UCL Institute of Neurology, Dr Ben Sey...
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*  Final decisions...
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*  Supporting consumers in informed decision making - SHDG - The University of Sydney
... Skip to main content. The University of Sydney - Sydney School of Public Health Sydney Health Decision Group. Sydney School of Public Health. Home / SHDG / About us / Background / Supporting consumers in informed decision making. Current projects. Supporting consumer decision making. Supporting clinical decision making. Supporting policy decision making. Completed projects. Supporting consumer decision making. Supporting clinical decision making. Supporting policy decision making. Supporting consumers in informed decision making. Supporting clinicians in informed decision making. Supporting policymakers in informed decision making. Supporting consumers in informed decision making. There is a growing recognition that consumers want to participate in clinical decisions about their health. Prominent health organisations such as the General Medical Council UK, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Health Canada and the American College of Physicians state that good health decision ma...
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*  New patient-centered, team-based approach may help surgical decision making for sick, elderly pat
... ients. Health A-Z. Health. New patient-centered, team-based approach may help surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients Published on April 11, 2014 at 8:51 AM. Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, including the patient, his or her family, the surgeon, primary care physician, nurses and non-clinicians, such as social workers, advocates Laurent G. Glance, professor and vice-chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry believes a more patient-centered, team-based treatment approach would lead to higher quality care that matches the values and preferences of the sickest patients. Evaluating treatment options, formulating recommendations and articulating the benefits and risks to patients comprehensively require more than a well-informed or experienced surgeon, noted Glance, who is also a professor of Public Health Sciences and a cardiac anesthesiologist at UR M...
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*  Cancer Treatment Decision
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*  Cancer Treatment Decision
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*  Cancer Treatment Decision
... For FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Service Call 800-400-8875 Today. Getting A Second Opinion. Cancer Treatment Options. Making a cancer treatment decision is one of the most difficult and most important decisions a person will ever have to make. Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed, and decisions need to be made – or maybe you’ve already started treatment, but are unhappy with your medical team, the facility in which you’re treating, or the lack of results. First it’s important to recognize that there are widespread disparities in cancer diagnosis and treatment and, as reported in Newsweek, “the consequence of these disparities is that, although America indeed has some of the best cancer care in the world, there is no guarantee that any particular patient will receive it.”. What that means for all cancer patients, but most especially Empowered Cancer Patients, is that WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO GO FOR TREATMENT MATTERS. We at Empowered Cancer Patient have developed a process to help cancer patients and their loved ones make...
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*  Optimal decision
An 'optimal decision' is a decision such that no other available decision options will lead to a better outcome. If there is uncertainty in what the outcome will be, the optimal decision maximizes the expected utility utility averaged over all possible outcomes of a decision. "Utility" is only an arbitrary term for quantifying the desirability of a particular decision outcome and not necessarily related to "usefulness." For example, it may well be the optimal decision for someone to buy a sports car rather than a station wagon, if the outcome in terms of another criterion e.g., effect on personal image is more desirable, even given the higher cost and lack of versatility of the sports car. The problem of finding the optimal decision is a mathematical optimization problem. A more formal approach may be used when the decision is important enough to motivate the time it takes to analyze it, or when it is too complex to solve with more simple intuitive approaches, such as with a large number of available decision...
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*  Exploring the neurological impact of anxiety on decision making | News Center
Exploring the neurological impact of anxiety on decision making. News Center. Skip to main content News Center. CU: Home. Home Releases Features Multimedia Center In-Depth Series For The Media Campus Communications. Releases Features Multimedia Media Series. Exploring the neurological impact of anxiety on decision making. An increase in inhibitions could reduce anxiety in individuals suffering from anxiety and, as a result, help improve their decision making. A new CU-Boulder study shed light on the brain mechanisms that allow people to make choices and could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions suffering from the effects of anxiety disorders. In the study, psychology professor Yuko Munakata and her research colleagues found that “neural inhibition,” a process that occurs when one nerve cell suppresses activity in another, is a critical aspect in an individual’s ability to make choices. Researchers have long struggled to determine why people with anxiety can be paralyzed when it comes to decisi...
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*  Sharing a Difficult Decision |
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*  .. Monthly Archives: March 2012 .. Landmark Shared Decision Making State Policy Paper P
Landmark Shared Decision Making State Policy Paper Published by NASHP. The National Association for State Health Policy NASHP, through an educational grant from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, has released a report entitled: “Shared Decision Making: Advancing Patient-Centered Care through State and Federal Implementation.” The authors examine the legislative and regulatory approaches used in Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont and Washington to promote shared decision making SDM implementation and make recommendations on how other states can incorporate SDM into their care delivery models. Posted in Current News. Tagged shared decision making. Posted in Current News. Tagged decision aids, shared decision making. Commemorating a Career Dedicated to Shared Decision Making in Breast Cancer Care. In partnership with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Harriet and her team ensured patients were provided shared decision making SDM opportunities on their breast cancer journey. Posted in Current News....
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*  How patients, doctors make breast cancer treatment decisions | Fall, 2012 | MCancer News | Universit
How patients, doctors make breast cancer treatment decisions. University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center About Us Find a Physician Maps News Events Giving. Investigating how patients, doctors make breast cancer treatment decisions As more breast cancers are diagnosed at an earlier stage, patients and doctors are faced with a growing challenge: How to effectively treat the cancer without overtreating the patient and causing unnecessary side effects and quality-of-life problems. A new $13.6 million program award from the National Cancer Institute will allow a national team of researchers centered at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to examine how patients make treatment decisions, how doctors make treatment recommendations and how to improve the process for better outcomes. This program is about helping patients and their doctors avoid doing more harm than good on the journey from treatment to recovery from a diagnosis of breast c...
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*  Research Activities, August 2005: Clinical Decisionmaking: Physicians welcome patients' participatio
... n in medical decisionmaking. Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. Research Activities Archive. August 2005. Clinical Decisionmaking. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Physicians welcome patients' participation in medical decisionmaking Physicians appear to have a positive and flexible approach when it comes to including patients in clinical decisionmaking, concludes a study supported by the Agency for He...
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*  Making Treatment Decisions for Your Pet | Oncolink - Cancer Resources
Making Treatment Decisions for Your Pet. Oncolink - Cancer Resources. Cancer Types. Cancer Types. Bone Cancers. Brain Tumors. Breast Cancer. Head and Neck Cancers. Leukemia. Pediatric Cancers. Skin Cancers. Cancer Treatment. Getting Treatment. Radiation. OncoLink University. Cancer Types. Making Treatment Decisions for Your Pet This article has been archived. While the goal in treating people is to cure the cancer, treatment for animals focuses on alleviating pain and suffering along with extending life, as long as the quality of that life can be preserved. The veterinary Cancer Society has a helpful website, offering resources for pet owners, including a Find a specialist in your area. SBM: Decision Aid Helps Breast Cancer-Related Decision-Making Apr 17, 2012 Web-based decision aid lowers decisional conflict, helps women decide about prophylactic treatment. Taking Time for Treatment Decisions Making Decisions about Radiation Therapy for Limited Stage SCLC Helping your Children Cope During your Cancer Treatme...
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*  Difficult discussions now can ease difficult decisions later for patients with heart failure
... March 5, 2012 Difficult discussions now can ease difficult decisions later for patients with heart failure March 5, 2012 Patients with advanced heart failure should have ongoing conversations with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about treatment options that match their personal values, goals and preferences, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation. Decision making for advanced heart failure is becoming particularly important but also increasingly challenging as patients are living longer with their heart disease and treatment options continue to expand, including complex new technologies. "For patients with advanced heart failure, the decision-making process should be proactive, anticipatory, and patient-centered. Many diseases can weaken the heart, including blocked blood vessels, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Heart failure tends to progress over time. For many patients with advanced disease, receiving sympto...
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*  Despite Lupus: My lupus decision making process, better known as R-E-L-D!
Despite Lupus: My lupus decision making process, better known as R-E-L-D. Wednesday, February 26, 2014. My lupus decision making process, better known as R-E-L-D. When I'm faced with a big decision regarding my health, as I feel I am now re: the choice of starting a big gun medicine like Methotrexate, I tend to follow a pattern. Step 1: I "resist" the change to begin with, be it a new drug, a lifestyle change, or an alteration to my routine. Sometimes, I reject it outright, like I did years ago when it was suggested that I order my groceries online. Here's another example of acknowledging the signs around me - in my decision to start Cellcept years ago. And so it went with my decision on whether or not to start a big gun drug like Methotrexate: I resisted, then researched, then randomly picked up a book club book, only to read about one of the main characters being on, drum roll please, Methotrexate. Thus, I decided that everything was pointing me in the direction of starting the drug, including the fact that...
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*  Perceptions, relationships, societal contexts, and previous decisions influenced women's decisions a
... bout hormone replacement therapy -- 2 1 : 30 -- Evidence-Based Nursing. Article. Perceptions, relationships, societal contexts, and previous decisions influenced women's decisions about hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy: determinants of women's decisions. Question How do menopausal women make decisions about whether to start, stop, or continue hormone replacement therapy HRT. Focus groups. Women were assigned to 1 of 8 focus groups based on HRT status 2 groups of women who had never used HRT, 2 groups who had started and stopped HRT, 1 group who had been using HRT for ≥1 y, and 3 mixed groups. A family physician and a psychologist facilitated the groups. Women's decisions about HRT were influenced by 4 spheres, among which there was a dynamic interplay. Menopausal women's decisions about starting, stopping, or continuing hormone replacement therapy were influenced by internal perceptions and feelings; interpersonal relationships with physicians, family members, friends, and informat...
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*  .. Mammography and decision making .. About the Site .. About the Authors .. Categories .. Archives
Mammography and decision making November 29, 2009 March 22, 2015 Posted by Alan Schwartz. A little history for the non-US readers: the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF is an independent panel that reviews evidence and issues recommendations for preventive health care services. They are sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ but the panelists are physicians, nurses, and public health researchers employed by universities. Read More Mammography and decision making. About the Site This is the blog for the book Medical Decision Making: A Physician's Guide, by Alan Schwartz and George Bergus Cambridge University Press, 2008. The book is now available from Cambridge University Press About the Authors Alan Schwartz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he teaches and conducts research on physician and patient decision making. George Bergus, M.D., M.A. is the Dr. William and Sondr...
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*  THE RATIONAL CHOICES OF CRACK ADDICTS
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*  Age Plays Too Big a Role in Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions | News | UCSF Medical Center
Age Plays Too Big a Role in Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions. UCSF Medical Center. Getting to UCSF Medical Center. Older men with high-risk prostate cancer frequently are offered fewer and less effective choices of treatment than younger men, potentially resulting in earlier deaths, according to a new UCSF study. The scientists found that men above age 75 with high-risk prostate cancer often are under-treated through hormone therapy or watchful waiting alone in lieu of more aggressive treatments such as surgery and radiation therapies. "Patient age is strongly influencing treatment decisions, so we sought to understand whether age plays a role in risk of the disease and survival. We found that under-treatment of older men with high-risk disease might in part explain higher rates of cancer mortality in this group. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Moreover, prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among older men...
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*  Medical decision-making
medical decision making medical decision making medical decision making may refer to decision making a cognitive process for selecting a course of action in the context of health or medical diagnosis and treatment medical decision making journal a peer reviewed academic journal that publishes papers on the study of medical decisions...
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*  Decision making: the context of nurse prescribing.
... BioMedSearch. Home. Advanced Search. Tools. Search Tutorial. Login. Create Free Account. Document Detail. Decision making: the context of nurse prescribing. MedLine Citation:. PMID: 9543054 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE. Abstract/OtherAbstract:. From October 1994 qualified district nurses and health visitors from eight demonstration sites in England have been able to prescribe from a limited list of formulary items. Data collected from nurses formed only one part of the evaluation of nurse prescribing. These data highlighted a number of areas where prescribing nurses were faced with difficult decisions. A number of authors have considered how both doctors and nurses make decisions, and the factors which may influence the decision making process. With reference to the literature this paper focuses on the findings related to decision making in the context of nurse prescribing. Authors:. K A Luker; C Hogg; L Austin; B Ferguson; K Smith. Related Documents :. 11143204 - Caps on malpractice awards: update. 242138...
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*  Cancer treatment decisions: 5 steps to help you decide - Mayo Clinic
... Patient Online Services. Quality Care Find out why Mayo Clinic is the right place for your health care. About Mayo Clinic. Find Clinical Trials. Research and Clinical Trials See how Mayo Clinic research and clinical trials advance the science of medicine and improve patient care. Mayo Medical School. Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Giving to Mayo Clinic. Give to Mayo Clinic Help set a new world standard in care for people everywhere. Diseases and Conditions Cancer. Treatments and drugs. Compare the benefits and risks of the different cancer treatments to decide which treatments fall within your goals. Take time to review the side effects of each treatment and decide whether they'll be worth enduring or too much to handle. Your doctor can give you a good idea of how common the various side effects are for each treatment and explain options for managing side effects to make treatment more tolerable. If you have other health conditions, ask your doctor how treatment will affect those conditions. It's very possib...
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*  Why Too Much Information Makes Decision Making Harder
... Follow. Follow Lifehacker. Following Lifehacker. Lifehacker 10. Gawker. Lifehacker. Why Too Much Information Makes Decision Making Harder. 2 Thorin Klosowski Filed to: Decision making. decisions. thinking. Brain. Choices. Block for lifehacker. Share to Kinja. But, as Psychology Today points out, the more we learn, the harder it is to make a decision. Worse, we might actually make worse decisions when we have more information at hand. First off, we're very good at overvaluing things that don't matter, and we want to fill in gaps of information with something, even if it's not important:. When data is missing, we overestimate its value. Psychology Today even suggests that we might simply love researching things. So, when we're making a tough choice, we dig into all the different options because we love the release of dopamine we get when we learn. There's also evidence that when dopamine is released when we're stressed, it may decrease working memory, which makes decisions even tougher because we're not th...
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*  Difficult Decisions | Pregnant in Heels Blog
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 27 February 2001
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 11 May 2004
... United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 11 May 2004 Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board April 5-9, 2004 Date Type of Proceeding Issued Case 1 or App'n No. Party/Parties 4-5 EX 75673450 Trafalgar Holdings, Inc. Opposer's/ Applicant's/ Petitioner's Respondent's TTAB Mark and Mark and Issue Decision Goods/Services Goods/Services 2 d Refusal "SUN AIRWAYS" Affirmed [in Class 9: as to all computer software classes of for cargo goods and transportation and services travel planning and reservations; in Class 16: brochures, etc. relating to travel; and a variety of other goods; in Class 21: mugs, plastic cups and beverage glassware; in Class 25: various clothing items; in Class 34: cigarette lighters and matches; in Class 35: retail services available on board on airline flights featuring cosmetics, perfume and liquor; in Class 36: credit card services for pay- ments of various travel expenses; issuing credit cards; in Class 39: transportation of persons, mail a...
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*  Final Decision Made On Alcohol Laws In Live Oak
... October 4, 2015 WSWG Home. Health. Weather. Weather. Sports. Sports. Health. Health. Features. Features. Triangle Furniture’s Lunch On Us Giveaway. Station Info. Station Info. Contact Us. Jobs at WSWG. Final Decision Made On Alcohol Laws In Live Oak By: Greg Gullberg Email Updated: Tue 11:41 PM, Feb 12, 2013. By: Greg Gullberg Email. / WSWG. By Greg Gullberg Feb. 12, 2013 Live Oak, FL - Should alcohol be sold on Sundays. Should bars be allowed to stay open past midnight. The City Council in Live Oak, Florida put that up to vote Tuesday. The Little Bar is a popular place in downtown Live Oak to grab an adult beverage. But owner Jeff Anteri worries the city's alcohol ordinance to this point has been driving customers away. His biggest concern is how he is forced to close at midnight but customers can simply drive right out to the county where bars are open until 2 am. They've gotta drive five miles out of town, when most of them live in town, to go have some more time to hang out with their friends," Anter...
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 21 June 2005
summary of final decisions issued by the ttab og date june united states patent and trademark office og notices june summary of final decisions issued by the trademark trial and appeal board may date type of proceeding issued case or app n no party parties canc stmicro sj electronics inc v nartron corporation canc jet inc v sewage aeration systems inc ex aristocrat technologies inc opposer s applicant s petitioner s respondent s ttab mark and mark and issue decision goods services goods services issue petition smart power preclusion to cancel electrical power granted circuits in petitioner s combination with motion for electrical logic summary circuits and parts judgment thereof granted d petition jet aerob a jet to cancel sewage treatment and sewage aeration denied disposal units and unit comprising an parts thereof electric motor and jet aeration electronic and design monitoring sensor sewage treatment and to oxygen enrich disposal units for sludge to enhance private residence and decomposition semipublic u...
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 13 May 1997
summary of final decisions issued by the ttab og date may summary of final decisions issued by the trademark trial and appeal board march type proceeding date of or party issued case app n no parties opp la galvanina s p a v societe des eaux azula s a ex recorded books inc ex reilor holdings ltd ex kung hsue she inc opposer s applicant s petitioner s respondent s ttab mark and mark and issue decision goods services goods services d opposition galvanina source galvan sustained drinking water carbonated and namely mineral non carbonated water and water drinking water charged with gas natural spring soft drinks water carbonated orangeades and non carbonated lemonades tonic drinking water water and non with natural alchoholic soft flavors and aperitifs tonic water genericness refusal recorded books distinctive affirmed pre recorded ness under audio tape cas sec f settes featuring literary works de jure func refusal configuration of tionality affirmed an automatic door distinctive but only on closer surface ness u...
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*  The Final Decision
... 'The Final Decision' is an episode from season 1 of the animated TV series ' X-Men Animated Series '. Characters Synopsis Production References External links. ' X-Men :' Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Gambit, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Beast. 'Supporting Characters' Senator Robert Kelly, Magneto. 'Villains:' Master Mold, Bolivar Trask, Henry Peter Gyrich, Sentinels. The episode begins with the X-Men watching anti-mutant protests, over the kidnapping of Senator Robert Kelly. Magneto has kidnapped the Senator and brought him over to a sunken ship to kill him, so that mutants and humans would go to war. When the X-Men finally find where Magneto is, it's too late, the Sentinels are already gone with the Senator. The Sentinels take Senator Kelly to Master Mold. Confused, Trask reminds Master Mold that he and the other Sentinels were programmed to only hunt and control the mutant population, not the humans, but is shocked when Master Mold reminds him that mutants 'are' humans; therefore, logically, h...
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*  Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
... Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making DATES This study has been completed. Sponsor: University of Michigan Information provided by Responsible Party : Masahito Jimbo, MD, University of Michigan. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01514786 First received: January 17, 2012 Last updated: August 18, 2015 Last verified: August 2015 History of Changes. A decision aid DA that clarifies patient preferences and improves decision quality could aid shared decision making SDM and be effective at increasing CRCS rates. Official Title: Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making. Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:. Primary Outcome Measures: The measurement of the impact of Colorectal Web on patient uptake of CRCS on patient determinants/preference/intention before the patient-physician encounter, and on SDM, concordance and patient intention during and after the patient-physician encounter. Detailed Description: This two-armed randomized controlled t...
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*  Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
... Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making DATES This study has been completed. Sponsor: University of Michigan Information provided by Responsible Party : Masahito Jimbo, MD, University of Michigan. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01514786 First received: January 17, 2012 Last updated: August 18, 2015 Last verified: August 2015 History of Changes. A decision aid DA that clarifies patient preferences and improves decision quality could aid shared decision making SDM and be effective at increasing CRCS rates. Official Title: Decision Aid to Technologically Enhance Shared Decision Making. Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:. Primary Outcome Measures: The measurement of the impact of Colorectal Web on patient uptake of CRCS on patient determinants/preference/intention before the patient-physician encounter, and on SDM, concordance and patient intention during and after the patient-physician encounter. Detailed Description: This two-armed randomized controlled t...
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*  The role of experiential knowledge in the reproductive decision making of families genetically at r
... isk : the case of spinal muscular atrophy - WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Portal. University of Warwick Publications service WRAP Highlight your research. Browse WRAP by Year. Browse WRAP by Subject. Browse WRAP by Department. Browse WRAP by Funder. Browse Theses by Department. Browse Publications service by Year. Browse Publications service by Subject. Browse Publications service by Department. Browse Publications service by Funder. The role of experiential knowledge in the reproductive decision making of families genetically at risk : the case of spinal muscular atrophy. Tools Tools Tools. Ideate RDF+XML BibTeX RIOXX2 XML RDF+N-Triples JSON Dublin Core Atom MODS for NEEO Simple Metadata Refer METS HTML Citation ASCII Citation OpenURL ContextObject EndNote MODS OpenURL ContextObject in Span MPEG-21 DIDL EP3 XML Reference Manager NEEO RDF+N3 Eprints Application Profile. 2010 The role of experiential knowledge in the reproductive decision making of families genetically at risk : the case of spinal muscula...
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*  Course Website Locator: rds280-01
This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods and growing range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation. Fall 2 2008 Decision Analysis for Health and Medical Practices Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Biostatistics Dr. This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods and growing range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation. Fall 2 2007 Decision Analysis for Health and Medical Practices Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Biostatistics Dr. This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods and growing range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource alloca...
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*  How Decision Fatigue Zaps Your Willpower (and What You Can Do About It)
How Decision Fatigue Zaps Your Willpower and What You Can Do About It. Follow. Follow Lifehacker. Following Lifehacker. Lifehacker After Hours. Lifehacker 10. Kotaku. Lifehacker. How Decision Fatigue Zaps Your Willpower and What You Can Do About It. 2 Melanie Pinola Filed to: Brain hacks. willpower. Self-Control. decisions. Block for lifehacker. Share to Kinja. Making decisions and resisting temptations are hard at the end of the day—even when you don't feel mentally zapped. The New York Times says decision fatigue is responsible for poorer choices and indecision as the day progresses. In its very long explanation of this phenomenon, the Times reports that experiments have demonstrated a finite store of mental energy for exerting self-control. Each decision you make and the more choices you make throughout the day, the harder it gets for your brain to continue to make decisions. The result is that towards the end of the day when you're low on mental energy, you're more likely to either give in to impulses or ...
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*  Parental Decision Making: Case 2/Ethical Topic in Medicine
... E THICS IN M EDICINE. University of Washington School of Medicine. Parental Decision Making: Case 2. An ill-appearing 2-year-old with a fever and stiff neck appears to have meningitis. His parents refuse a lumbar puncture on the grounds that they have heard spinal taps are extremely dangerous and painful. What are your obligations in this case. How should you proceed. Discussion. Return to Parental Decision Making. Go to Case 1. Go to Case 3. ....
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*  Using Decision Analysis to Inform Shared End-of-life Decision Making | Memorial Sloan Kettering Canc
Using Decision Analysis to Inform Shared End-of-life Decision Making. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Skip to main content. Giving. Locations. Find a Doctor. Appointments. Contact Us. Patient Login. Search. Contact. Search. Menu. Close. close. Research Scientists. Research Areas. Research Topics. Research Programs Centers. Research Labs. Research Faculty Staff. . Clinical Research Trials. Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories. Find a Clinical Trial. . Education Training. Postdoctoral Research Training. PhD MD/PhD Education. High School College Programs. . Our Research Advantage. About Our Research. Researcher Interviews. Core Facilities. Research Support. Awards Honors. . Find a Researcher Core Facilities Postdoctoral Positions Research Seminars. Research Scientists. . Share. Email. Print. Breadcrumb Epidemiology Biostatistics. Health Outcomes. Using Decision Analysis to Inform Shared End-of-life Decision Making. Date Time s Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM. Location. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cance...
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*  .. Difficult decisions .. Post navigation .. Related Posts: .. Post navigation
post navigation the wages of fear a happy nation difficult decisions posted on december by grandad december tonight our glorious leader is going to make a â state of the nationâ address dame enda is going to explain to us that we are in a â difficult situationâ â as if we didnâ t know â and how he is going to try to extract the last drop of blood from an already bloodless society in the budget tomorrow itâ s somewhat akin to a torturer explaining to his victim that itâ s for his own good as he racks the voltage up by another ten thousand volts there is a problem though if our great leader expects an undivided audience he is going to be disappointed he has to compete with the x factor on another channel itâ s a tough choice do we sit and listen to all the pathetic reasons why we have to be buggered yet again or do we switch over to that valium for the terminally brain dead i know what i am going to do iâ m going to paint the back lobby i shall then sit and watch the paint dry while inserting needles up under m...
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*  Community Interventions in Non-medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making for Prostate Ca
... ncer Screening - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov. Skip to Main Content. A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health Example: "Heart attack" AND "Los Angeles" Search for studies:. Advanced Search. Help. Studies by Topic. Glossary. Find Studies. Basic Search. Advanced Search. See Studies by Topic. See Studies on Map. How to Search. How to Use Search Results. How to Find Results of Studies. How to Read a Study Record. About Clinical Studies. Learn About Clinical Studies. Other Sites About Clinical Studies. Glossary of Common Site Terms. Submit Studies. Why Should I Register and Submit Results. FDAAA 801 Requirements. How to Apply for an Account. How to Register Your Study. How to Edit Your Study Record. How to Submit Your Results. Frequently Asked Questions. Support Materials. Training Materials. Resources. Selected Publications. Clinical Alerts and Advisories. RSS Feeds. Trends, Charts, and Maps. Downloading Content for Analysis. About This Site. ClinicalTrials.gov Background. About the Results ...
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*  11 Shocking Mistakes Retailers are Making on the Mobile Web - and How to Avoid T
... hem: Where 2.0 2011 - O'Reilly Conferences, April 19 - 21, 2011, Santa Clara, CA. Home. Program. Schedule. Sessions by Track. Development - Mobile. Development - Location. Business Strategy. Marketing. Workshops. Location Marketing Boot Camp. Ignite Where 2.0. Where 2.0 Startup Showcase. Keynote Speakers. Speakers. Events. Speaker Slides Videos. About. About Where 2.0. Meet the Team. Related Content. Local Eats. External Links. Where 2.0 Conference 2010. O'Reilly Media. O'Reilly Conferences. Exhibit Hall. Sponsors. Exhibitors. Career Zone. Media Partners. Connect. Contact Us. Networking Tips. News Coverage. External Links. O'Reilly Radar. Follow Us on Twitter. Where 2.0 Facebook Group. Where 2.0 LinkedIn Group. Where 2.0 Schedule. slideshare. Add to Your Schedule. 11 Shocking Mistakes Retailers are Making on the Mobile Web - and How to Avoid Them Brian Klais Pure Oxygen Mobile 1:40pm 1:50pm Tuesday, 04/19/2011 Ballroom E1. Please note: to attend, your registration must include Marketing Boot Camp. Present...
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*  All.Net
Option 3: User real-time decisions are implemented ignoring human real-time decision-making limits. Individual / Group / Enterprise process] decisions are made using for purposes -based defined evaluation criteria at [Beyond human speed / Reflex speed / Trained response speed / Cognitive resonance speed / Consideration speed / Group consideration speed / Analysis speed / Too long for typical human decision processes] tempo by decision-makers with expertise in a with [Stand-alone / Strictly competitive / Strictly cooperative / Mixed competitive, cooperative] objectives. User real-time decisions are designed so as to recognize the limits of,,,,,,,, decisions are made using for purposes defined evaluation criteria at tempo by decision-makers with expertise in a decision space with objectives. User real-time decisions are implemented ignoring human real-time decision-making limits. User real-time decisions are implemented ignoring human real-time decision-making limits. Low Defined+ User real-time decisions are i...
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*  Conclusion Of Problem Formulation And Identification Free Essays
2015 StudyMode.com. Problem Formulation and Identification Problem. Decision-making, Brainstorming, SWOT analysis. Problem Formulation and Identification Problem. Decision-making. Problem Formulation and Identification. Problem Formulation and Identification Problem. Problem Formulation and Identification decision-making processes are based on various problem. decision-making processes are based on various problem. SWOT analysis, Leadership, Decision-making. Problem Formulation and Identification Paper Problem. Problem Formulation and Identification Process Problem. Mgt/350 – Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making; Problem Formulation and Identification Paper Problem. Formulation and Identification Paper MGT/350 – Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making Problem. Formulation and Identification Paper MGT/350 – Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making... There are many different types of decision making processes that an organization can use to help resolve these problems. This paper w...
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*  Pranab Mukherjee praises CAG, EC’s impartiality, independent decisionmaking | The Indian Express
Pranab Mukherjee praises CAG, EC s impartiality, independent decisionmaking. The Indian Express. Sports. Entertainment. Lifestyle. Good News. Sports. Entertainment. Lifestyle. Good News. india. india-others. Pranab Mukherjee praises CAG, EC s impartiality, independent decisionmaking. Pranab Mukherjee praises CAG, EC s impartiality, independent decisionmaking Pranab praises EC and CAG for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence. Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence. The institutions of CAG, Election Commission, various statutory regulators, those established by an Act of the Parliament, at least I feel quiet happier today that their impartiality, judgement, assessment of situation, capacity to take decisions with complete independence has strengthened the...
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*  .. 19 Articles To Help You Make Better Decisions .. The Basics .. The Biology of Decisions .. Usefu
19 Articles To Help You Make Better Decisions. As I launch Lean Decisions, I thought it’d be useful to list existing articles that can help you improve your decisions. Below is a collection of 19 articles with techniques and insights that can help you optimize your decisions today. I hope you enjoy them and get as much value out of them as I have. Over the next couple months, I’ll be writing about these techniques and insights, as well as others, in bite-size chunks to help you get better at making successful decisions. If you want these updates, enter your e-mail below and press “Get Updates!”. If any articles spark your interest, check out the author’s web site, Twitter or Facebook page by clicking on the links next to the author’s name. And if you have a flash of insight or interesting tidbit you’d like to share, enter it in the comment box at the end of this post. And now, onto the articles…. The Basics. Get a quick overview of the basic terms of decision-making, why a good decision can have a bad outcome...
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*  “ECOFIN-11 and the European Central Bank: A Rational Choice Perspective” - Archive of European I
... ntegration. “ECOFIN-11 and the European Central Bank: A Rational Choice Perspective”. 1999 “ECOFIN-11 and the European Central Bank: A Rational Choice Perspective”. Abstract Drawing from a public choice perspective, this paper challenges the dominant normative view that in order to fill the lack of accountability in the ECB statute Eijffinger, 1998 a fitting democratic interlocutor should be created. Under providing a central bank with accountability creates smoke screens for governments looking for re-election. By shifting attention toward euro governments’ preferences, the paper finds that the EMU project incorporates such a constraint. In Section 1, after reviewing the rationale of delegation of monetary policy, which is at the basis of independence status, the paper finds how, little room, instead, is devoted in the Maastricht Treaty to the issue of accountability. Section 3 assesses the ECB monetary policy in the perspective of strategic interaction perspective. Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item...
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 11 September 2001
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*  The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 20 April 2004
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*  Summary of Final Decisions Issued by the TTAB - OG Date: 01 August 2000
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*  ISSUE-100: Remove the srcdoc attribute from the HTML5 specification - HTML Weekly Tracker
HTML Weekly Issue Tracking Summary Issues: Raised Open Pending Review Closed Postponed All Create Actions: Open Overdue Closed Pending Review Raise Users My Tracker Products Agenda planning Recent activity Edit this issue ISSUE-100: Remove the srcdoc attribute from the HTML5 specification srcdoc Remove the srcdoc attribute from the HTML5 specification State: CLOSED Product: HTML 5 spec Raised by: Shelley Powers Opened on: 2010-02-14 Description: The HTML5 editor has marked Bug 8818 as WONTFIX. The srcdoc attribute does not have universal acceptance, and the group was still discussing it when the editor added it to the specification, without group consensus. The supposed use case for this attribute is weblog comments, but concerns about HTML security have been resolved with weblog and other application comments years ago. In addition, support for this attribute could give the impression that online sites don't need any other security, which is false. Script injection is only one aspect of security related...
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*  Decision time over 138 homes plan in Bradford on Avon (From This Is Wiltshire)
Decision time over 138 homes plan in Bradford on Avon From This Is Wiltshire. Jump to main content. News. Sport. Weather forecast. . Mobile site. E-Newsletters. News feed. Site map. Register. Log in. Decision time over 138 homes plan in Bradford on Avon From This Is Wiltshire. Search:. News Sport Leisure Info Your Say Business Community Announcements Advertise Click2find Buy & Sell Dating Cars Homes Jobs Royal Wedding Elections Latest News National News Swindon Advertiser Gazette & Herald Wiltshire Times Salisbury Journal Archive. This Is Wiltshire ». News ». RSS Feed. Decision time over 138 homes plan in Bradford on Avon. Updated 10:31am Wednesday 12th February 2014 in. By Katie Smith. An artist's impression of what the Kingston Farm development in Bradford on Avon will look like if plans are approved. A decision over whether 138 homes can be built at the Kingston Farm site in Bradford on Avon will be made at Wiltshire Council’s strategic planning committee meeting today. The committee is being recommended t...
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*  The Need for More Fact Based Decisions in Problem Solving
... Problem solving theory teaches us that we should use data to make decisions whenever possible. Problem solving efforts essentially involve three list creation and reduction steps. First, we create a list of problems that need to be solved, or in other words, a list of possible projects. After selecting a problem / project from that list, we then create a second list of possible causes for our selected problem. Most teams are great at list creation, or at least relatively better at it than they are at the rest of the problem solving process. Teams are taught to use data whenever possible to help them select possible projects, to determine if they have actually selected the true root cause, and to ensure that the selected solution actually solves the problem. Unfortunately, opinions enter into the team meeting room during each of these three list reduction steps to a greater degree than they should. It would be simple to say that we can correct this problem simply by committing as a team to use data whenev...
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*  People know when to move on
May 30, 2012 People know when to move on May 30, 2012 Medical Xpress -- People make decisions all the time. However, psychologists disagree on how good we are at making decisions. Jarvstad is an author of a new study on decision-making published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Psychological scientists have made a distinction between different kinds of decisions: low-level perceptual choices versus choices that involve higher level reasoning. Warren of the University of Manchester, he set out to determine how well people make time-on-task decisions that is, decisions about how long to spend on the task at hand. It didn t seem to matter whether people were doing a low-level or a high-level task they were equally good at deciding how much time to spend on these tasks, Jarvstad said. In fact, their participants ended up with nearly the same amount of money they would have earned if they had in fact made perfect decisions and that was true for low- as well as high-...
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*  .. Archives .. Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition .. Thursday L
Home Archives About Roster Authors Fire Brands Red Sox Schedule. Baseball Begins Again For The PawSox. Depth Will Be an Asset for the Red Sox in 2015. Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition. 0 comments by Dan O'Mara on 12/19/2014. By now I imagine that we’re all pretty well versed in acquisitions that the Boston Red Sox have made so far this offseason, but they’re not the only team that has been busy in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays, who finished third in the division standings last season, added some thump to. 0 comments by Dan O'Mara on 12/4/2014. Once Jon Lester makes his final decision, most expect the floodgates to open on the starting pitching market. Lester, who has garnered interest from the Red Sox, Cubs, Mariners, and most recently the Dodgers, is reportedly set to make his final decision before the week is over. While Boston waits for the 30-year old to. Monday Links: Important week looms for Red Sox. 0 comments by Dan O'Mara on 12/1/2014. This week...
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*  22 Michaels: Making big decisions
... Making big decisions. Making big decisions How I decided to leave Google. This is part 1 of a 6 part series by Mark Capps on his experiences of leaving Google to start up a new online retail company. Pros and Cons - my old approach My go-to decision making approach used to be this - maybe it sounds familiar. Finally, I'd add up the scores to see if the pros or cons won. Pros of becoming an online retail entrepreneur: - Fulfill a life ambition and create something new - Potentially larger financial upside - Certainty of staying in Australia for a few more years. The pros and cons method works for smaller decisions, but for bigger decisions a diagnostic approach may be better. What's different about this approach is that you're making clear, individual decisions one at a time. Pros cons vs diagnosis With this new approach I cut through my indecision. I certainly won't stop using the pros and cons approach for smaller decisions, however for bigger decisions I now use the diagnosis method. Posted by Mark Cap...
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*  .. Drowning in Regret .. Share this: .. Like this: .. Related
← Reference Points, Loss Aversion and a Familiar Question… Copycats and Representativeness →. November 5, 2013 · 7:22 pm. ↓ Jump to Comments Drowning in Regret In my first post on this blog, I discussed how we can become crippled by possibility. Increasing the range of real or imagined options seemingly results in higher levels of inaction amongst customers. But, in an effort to provide a concise summary of the problem, I missed out – what I believe – to be the underlying ‘thing’ which explains choice paralysis. That underlying ‘thing’ is a feeling called regret. Is this heaven or hell. Thus, in this post I am endeavouring to provide a deeper and more elaborate perspective as to why choice paralysis occurs. So even if you read my previous post, this post should still be a valuable addition which is worth throwing into your brain. Onwards. What is a Regret. Regret is a “painful” negative emotional state where we feel “sorry for misfortunes, limitations, losses, transgressions, shortcomings, o...
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*  Research Activities, October 2003: Clinical Decisionmaking: High-risk patients with certain cancers
... are the best candidates for referral to high-volume cancer surgery hospitals. Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Site Map. AHRQ Archive Home. Clinical Decisionmaking. This information is for reference purposes only. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. High-risk patients with certain cancers are the best candidates for referral to high-volume cancer surgery hospitals Initiatives to regionalize cancer surgery that is, refer cancer patients to hospitals that perform a high volume of cancer surgeries each year are already underway. In a study supported in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality HS10141, Dr. Birkmeyer and his colleagues found that older, high-risk individuals suffering from certain types of cancers benefit most from referral to high-volume cancer surgery hospitals. They used information from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1995-1997 to examine mortality for eight types of cancer surgery among 195,152 patients: colectomy, ga...
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*  Decisions, decisions, decisions | EE Times
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*  Research Activities, January 2001: Clinical Decisionmaking: Injectable and IV heparin have similar
... overall care costs and effectiveness for treating deep vein thrombosis. Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser. Skip Navigation. Search. www.ahrq.gov AHRQ Home Live Site. Archive Home. Site Map. You Are Here:. AHRQ Archive Home. Research Activities Archive. January 2001. Clinical Decisionmaking. This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information. Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information. Injectable and IV heparin have similar overall care costs and effectiveness for treating deep vein thrombosis About 170,000 patients are hospitalized each year for deep vein thrombosis blood clot...
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*  Tyranny of small decisions
... The article describes a situation where a number of decisions, individually small in size and time perspective, cumulatively result in an outcome which is not optimal nor desired. Kahn described the problem as a common issue in market economics which can lead to market failure. A classic example of the tyranny of small decisions is the tragedy of the commons, described by Garrett Hardin in 1968 Garrett Hardin,, 'Science', Vol. Ithaca railroad Earlier references to the idea Environmental degradation Counters See also Notes and references Bibliography. Ithaca railroad. The event that first suggested the tyranny of small decisions to Kahn was the withdrawal of passenger railway services in Ithaca, New York. Based on the cumulative effects of these small decisions, the railroad was making one major long run decision, "virtually all-or-nothing and once-and-for-all"; whether to retain or abandon its passenger service. Taken one at a time, each small travel decision made individually by the travellers had a neg...
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*  Understanding Evidence
... . Published on National Sexual Violence Resource Center NSVRC. http://www.nsvrc.org Home. Public Health professionals Understanding Evidence Understanding Evidence. Details. Language:. Captioning/ Transripts:. Continuing Education Credits:. Fee:. System Requirements:. Description Understanding Evidence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. CDC offers an interactive web resource on making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decisionmaking process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions. Access this resource. Audience. Filed under Public Health professionals. Topic. Filed under Evidence Collection. Type. Filed under Interactive online training. . Source URL: http://www.nsvrc.org/elearning/20342?qt-sidebar qt 2=1 qt-sidebar qt 1=1 Links: http://www.nsvrc.org/elearning/20342 http://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/evidence-landing.html ht...
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*  Queens Crap: Judge's decision may hurt straphangers
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*  Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made...: Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Foru
Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made...: Nikon DX SLR D40-D90, D3000-D7100 Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review. Reviews. Sample Images. Videos. Cameras. Lenses. Forums. Challenges. Forum index. Nikon DX SLR D40-D90, D3000-D7100 Talk Change forum D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... Shop cameras lenses ▾. Forum Parent First Previous Next Next unread. Flat view. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... In reply to evan47, Dec 20, 2012. Reply Reply with quote. Forum Parent First Previous Next Next unread. Flat view. Posted by When D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... CarlosNunezUSA. Dec 20, 2012. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... Dec 20, 2012. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... Dec 20, 2012. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... Dec 20, 2012. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... CarlosNunezUSA. Dec 20, 2012. Re: D7000 - some pictures and decisions to be made... Dec 20, 2012. Re: ...
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*  Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase - Weight Weenies
... Road. Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase. Author Message simone Post subject: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:39 pm. Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:52 pm Posts: 18 I have searched for and read a number of topics pertaining to titanium frames. In other words, why is Firefly a $4,000 frame and DeSalvo a $2,500 frame. trojancyclist Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:16 pm. Weenie Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:16 pm. xjbaylor Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:49 pm. ticou Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:51 pm. LionelB Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:38 pm. ldamelio Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:11 am. simone Post subject: Re: Making the Right D...
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*  Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase - Weight Weenies
... Road. Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase. Author Message simone Post subject: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:39 pm. Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:52 pm Posts: 18 I have searched for and read a number of topics pertaining to titanium frames. In other words, why is Firefly a $4,000 frame and DeSalvo a $2,500 frame. trojancyclist Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:16 pm. Weenie Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:16 pm. xjbaylor Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:49 pm. ticou Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:51 pm. LionelB Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:38 pm. ldamelio Post subject: Re: Making the Right Decision: Frame Purchase Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:11 am. simone Post subject: Re: Making the Right D...
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*  David Budescu
... is a psychologist and academic he is the anne anastasi professor of psychometrics and quantitative psychology at fordham university personal life budescu graduated from the university of haifa in haifa israel and received his ph d in quantitative psychology from the university of north carolina in http www psych uiuc edu dbudescu education html from to he taught at the university of haifa and in accepted an appointment at the university of illinois http www cambridge org us catalogue catalogue asp isbn ss fro he is a fellow of the american psychological society and is a past director of the european association of decision making in he edited games and human behavior essays in honor of amnon rapoport current work budescu researches the effects of uncertainty in human decision making and currently sits on the editorial board of the journal of behavioral decision making in he was appointed anne anastasi professor of psychometrics and quantitative psychology at fordham university http www fordham edu campus...
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*  The Quick Decisions Thread - Caffeine Lounge | Dream.In.Code
The Quick Decisions Thread - Caffeine Lounge. Programming. Web Development. Tutorials. Snippets. Caffeine Lounge. The Quick Decisions Thread 22 Pages. Reply. Voltron's Daddy. Reputation: 8. Posts: 1,597. Joined: 27-April 01. The Quick Decisions Thread Posted 30 November 2003 - 09:55 PM Heres how it goes, you have a decision, and the person below you tells you the answer for it and writes his/her own quick decision. Should I go, or stay home. Back to top. MultiQuote. Quote + Reply. Reputation: 0. Posts: 1,829. Joined: 13-May 01. Re: The Quick Decisions Thread Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:04 PM go. Was This Post Helpful. Back to top. MultiQuote. Quote + Reply. Reputation: 7. Posts: 2,442. Joined: 26-March 01. Re: The Quick Decisions Thread Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:04 PM no. Was This Post Helpful. Back to top. MultiQuote. Quote + Reply. Voltron's Daddy. Reputation: 8. Posts: 1,597. Joined: 27-April 01. Re: The Quick Decisions Thread Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:08 PM be killed. Was This Post Helpful....
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*  View Research Activity Codes | HRCS Online
View Research Activity Codes. HRCS Online. Skip to Navigation. HRCS System › Research Activity Codes ›. View Research Activity Codes. Code Overview Summary Advice Search. 7.3 Management and decision making. Studies into all aspects of the management of diseases, ill health and conditions by health and social care professionals. attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of health and social care professionals investigation of decision making including factors influencing diagnosis, treatment, referral and management strategies educational interventions and communication practices development of guidelines, interventions or models to assist decision making and management, including identifying symptoms, predicting outcomes and identifying individuals at risk testing and evaluating management regimes and strategies. Advice:. Includes research about and relating to health care professionals as individuals. Includes development of models to aid health care management decision making. Includes studies about the decision ma...
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*  Looking After Yourself - TheBody.com
... . Advertisement. 0 Email. Print-Friendly. Glossary. Looking After Yourself Who Will Make Your Healthcare Decisions If You Are Incapacitated. By Cynthia Schneider, Esq. From Body Positive. January 1999 Probably no area of healthcare has more pitfalls than the choice of medical care that will be given to someone who is no longer able to express his or her own preferences. Well-intentioned friends and relatives can disagree -- often intensely -- about what is right, or what care should be provided and what the person would want done or not done. The only way to ensure that your wishes are followed is to make and express your decisions now about what you want done if there comes a time when you cannot make your own decisions. Healthcare Proxies. The healthcare proxy law allows you to appoint someone you trust -- a close friend or family member, for example -- to make healthcare decisions. The agent's powers begin only when a doctor determines that you are unable to make those decisions. You may also name an ...
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*  Spock and Data look at CPAN | Ocean of Awareness [blogs.perl.org]
Spock and Data look at CPAN. Search. Spock and Data look at CPAN By Jeffrey Kegler on February 7, 2010 5:51 PM In the two Star Trek series, the characters of Data and Spock pose a question: What would it be like to be able to make decisions on a largely, or even purely, logical basis. Patients after VM damage seem to function normally. But VM patients do not make real life decisions well. Antonio Damasio studied VM patients for many years, and he gives his answer in the book Descartes' Error. Written for the non-specialist, the book reveals how we actually make complex decisions, including complex technical decisions. These decision variables, according to Damasio, are matched to "somatic states". Somatic states are the variables in the forebrain's decision-making calculator. Our somatic state calculator is able to make complex decisions in situations where the data is not just uncertain, but deeply uncertain. Real-life uncertainty cannot be characterized as a Bell curve distribution of well-defined variables...
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*  Cowboy Musing: An Update on Mom
... skip to main. skip to sidebar. Cowboy Musing. Tuesday, July 6, 2010. An Update on Mom. In case you haven't heard we brought my mother to the hospital in an ambulance unable to breathe. It turns out that she has congestive heart failure with water in her lungs - and after the blood work was processed discovered she has a staph infection on top of that. Before this happened, after a difficult week in the hospital she rallied and got to go to her sister's 90th birthday party where she got to see most of her relatives and visit with them at length. Her recovery was amazing. Immediately after the party it hit in earnest and that was when she had to go back to the hospital. God gave her that little gift, and time to say goodbye. We just didn't know at the time that was what it was. It has been necessary to transfer her to the BSA Hospice and after a couple of weeks of extreme pain she is now comfortable and pain free. They had an Alan Jackson gospel tape playing and Saundra and I sang harmony to it for the who...
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*  Decision-making software
... Wallenius, J, Dyer, JS, Fishburn, PC, Steuer, RE, Zionts, S and Deb, K 1992, "Multiple criteria decision making, multiattribute utility theory: The next ten years", 'Management Science', 38: 645-54. Comparison of decision-making software. Most decision-making processes supported by DMS are based on decision analysis, most commonly multi-criteria decision making MCDM. Wallenius, J, Dyer, JS, Fishburn, PC, Steuer, RE, Zionts, S and Deb, K 2008, "Multiple criteria decision making, multiattribute utility theory: Recent accomplishments and what lies ahead", 'Management Science' 54: 1336-49. Such differences include: :# The extent to which the decision problem is broken into a hierarchy of sub-problems; :# Whether or not pairwise comparisons of alternatives and/or criteria are used to elicit decision-makers' preferences; :# The use of interval scale or ratio scale measurements of decision-makers' preferences; :# The number of criteria included; :# The number of alternatives evaluated, ranging from a few finite...
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*  .. The President’s Corner: October 2012
the president s corner october posted on october by michael j barry md over the last few weeks iâ ve spent a great deal of time engaging in thoughtful discussions about shared decision making sdm in a number of forums around the world my travels began on the other side of the globe at the australian disease management associationâ s th annual national conference this yearâ s theme was â working towards integrated chronic disease managementâ topics of discussion included sdm health literacy evaluation quality and safety and consumer engagement i had the opportunity to be part of a panel highlighting the quality imperative for involving patients in health care decisions though a sdm process closer to home i was invited to participate in kaiser permanenteâ s decision making summit â integrating shared decision making across the continuum of care â participants discussed how sdm could be implemented in different areas of care from prevention to diagnosis and treatment to palliative care and most recently i found ...
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home lean decisions use the minimum amount of information and process needed to make a successful decision by leveraging patterns techniques insights new to lean decisions make faster less stressful decisions with better outcomes learn about lean decisions with hand picked articles for newcomers get started optimize your decisions receive updates new articles by e mail we respect your e mail privacy welcome to lean decisions i m trevor lohrbeer i ve been running software companies for the past years you can find me at conferences and events wearing a black fedora lean decisions provides tips techniques and patterns you can use to optimize the decisions you make in your business and personal life about lean decisions popular posts how to create an effective weighted pro con list views the phases of a decision views tips for better pro con lists views recent posts ways to make better decisions get easy access to the articles on this site with these tips for making better decisions read now ways to challenge you...
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*  Robust decision-making
... 'Robust decision-making' is an iterative decision analytic framework that helps identify potential robust strategies, characterize the vulnerabilities of such strategies, and evaluate the tradeoffs among them. Robust decision methods Application Differences between RDM and traditional expected-utility analysis Conditions for robust decision-making Analytic tools for robust decision-making Exploratory modeling. Robust decision-making RDM is a particular set of methods and tools developed over the last decade, primarily by researchers associated with the, designed to support decision-making and policy analysis under conditions of deep uncertainty. Differences between RDM and traditional expected-utility analysis. The traditional decision analytic approach follows what has been called a predict-then-act approach Lempert, Robert J., Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Daniel Sarewitz, Michael Schlesinger, 2004: "Characterizing Climate-Change Uncertainties for Decision-makers," Climatic Change, 65, 1-9 that first characteri...
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*  Certainty effect
... prospect theory certainty effect refers to the psychological effect resulted from the reduction of probability from certainty to probable it is an idea introduced in prospect theory normally a reduction in probability of winning a reward e g reduce from to of chance of winning a reward creates psychological effect such as displeasure to individuals which leads to the perception of loss from the original probability thus favoring a risk aversion decision however the same reduction results in larger psychological effect when it is done from certainty than from uncertainty example illustrated the certainty effect by the following examples first consider this example which of the following options do you prefer a a sure gain of b chance to win and chance to win nothing in this case of participants chose option a while only chose option b this demonstrates the typical risk aversion phenomenon in prospect theory and framing effect because the expected value of option b x exceeds that of a by now consider this ...
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... Symptoms. Heart Disease. See what your medical symptoms could mean, and learn about possible conditions. Living Healthy. Family Pregnancy. Featured Topics Know the Signs of Early Pregnancy. News Experts. WebMD Health Experts and Community. WebMD Communities Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life. Get Answers WebMD Newsletters Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox. News Related to Brain Nervous System Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 HealthDay News -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked Read Full Article. Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Found in Young Adults By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 HealthDay News -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzhei...
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*  Robust decision
... multiple issues robust decision first used in the late s it is used to identify decisions made with a process that includes formal consideration of uncertainty the self published book making robust decisions gives a formal definition a robust decision is the best possible choice one found by eliminating all the uncertainty possible within available resources and then choosing with known and acceptable levels of satisfaction and risk making robust decisions dr david g ullman trafford publishing the name and methods began with the field of robust design popularized primarily by genichi taguchi robust decision making extends the robust design philosophy to general decision making with uncertainty considered from the beginning controlling what uncertainty you can and finding the best possible solution that is as insensitive as possible to the remaining uncertainty thus developing robust decisions depends on the ability to manage uncertainty formal methods to accomplish this rely on bayesian inference referen...
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*  Govt's brazenness in decision making appalling: CAG - IBNLive
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*  2011-2012 Miami Dolphins (Offseason) Thread - Page 2 - The Locker Room - The Rock-Forums for the New
Members. MadDog2020. MadDog2020. A Legend Members. 18,114 posts. I'm to the point with this franchise that I just expect every decision to be the wrong one. 0 Uploaded with ImageShack.com Back to top. Hall of Famer Members. 6,674 posts. Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:04 PM I'd rather have Bowles at this point. Back to top. MadDog2020. MadDog2020. A Legend Members. 18,114 posts. Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:46 PM I'd rather have Bowles at this point. 0 Uploaded with ImageShack.com Back to top. Rookie Devil Members. 433 posts. Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:07 PM This is actually a good hire I think. Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:50 PM Fair enough, but Harbaugh has a strong coaching pedigree and the league's best GM. Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:51 PM Meh, Ireland is a douchebag, but he's not a terrible GM. And 2011 was the first draft where he got to run the show and make the final decision sans Parcells Parcells had the final say until he left before the 2010 season, and it was the best draft top-to...
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*  Buckeye Surgeon: Tough Decisions
... Buckeye Surgeon. Ruminations by a non-academic general surgeon from the heart of the rust belt. Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Tough Decisions. Sometimes our medical oncologists will us ask us to place Mediports on their patients ASAP so that chemotherapy can be started promptly. A lot of times my office will just add the patient onto the day's OR schedule and I'll meet the patient for the first time an hour or two prior to the procedure to discuss things. The other day I picked up the chart of a lady who needed a port and the first thing I noticed was that she was 92 years old. I must admit, my first thought was: what the hell are we doing here. She had metastatic breast cancer with lesions seen in her lungs and liver. I was all ready to march into the room and have an honest, heart to heart talk with the patient and the family about futile care and cost effectiveness etc etc. But I composed myself. Every situation is different. I asked questions. I listened. Her breast cancer had been treated 15 years ago. ...
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*  Early Decision Applications Conclude for Class of 2017 | The Phoenix
Early Decision Applications Conclude for Class of 2017 The Phoenix. . Home. Sign In. Since 1881. The independent campus newspaper of Swarthmore College. Home. News Region. Breaking News. Arts Campus Journal Columns. Features. Opinions Columns. Letters to the Editor. Op-Eds. Staff Editorials. StuCo Platforms. Sports Columns. Swarthmore Review. About Masthead Policies Subscribe Advertise Work For Us Contact. Students in wheelchairs face access issues. Refusal to divest may not have been entirely financial. Rule changes affect misconduct, party policies. Administrative Turnover Strands Native Students. Title IX changes to affect campus procedures. Campus Collects to Discuss Refugee Crisis. Early Decision Applications Conclude for Class of 2017 By Cole Graham on February 7, 2013. With the second round of early decision applications complete, admissions staff have sequestered themselves away as they work to finalize decisions. Not every school provides a second Early Decision option, but the college continues to o...
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*  Administrative Decisions | USCIS
I-485, Apply for a Green Card. All USCIS Forms. USCIS Electronic Immigration System. Green Card-Based Forms. Green Card Through Family. Green Card-Based Forms. USCIS Electronic Immigration System. The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office AAO has jurisdiction over the appeals from decisions on most immigration petitions and applications that are entered by USCIS regional service centers and district offices. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader from the PDF Reader link at the bottom of this page. Accessibility Note: The PDFs from this section of our website may not be fully accessible under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In order to request a fully accessible version, please indicate the date and code letter of the individual decision and the file name of the PDF. Feb202007 01D3101.pdf Feb262007 01D3101.pdf Jul022007 01D3101.pdf Jul022007 02D3101.pdf Jul052007 01D3101.pdf Jul092007 01D3101.pdf Jul162007 01D3101.pdf Jul162007 02D3101.pdf Jul162007 03D3101.pdf Jul162007 04D3101.pdf Jul16200...
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*  Steelers Free Agent Decisions: Casey Hampton
... Forum. New Posts. Mark Forums Read. Today's Posts. Forum. Pittsburgh Steelers Forum, Message Board and Chat. Steelers Free Agent Decisions: Casey Hampton. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Thread: Steelers Free Agent Decisions: Casey Hampton. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Private Message. Legend. Join Date May 2008 Location State of confusion Posts 8,173. Steelers Free Agent Decisions: Casey Hampton Steelers Free Agent Decisions: Casey Hampton The Steelers have some tough decisions to make concerning their six unrestricted free agents before the signing period begins March 5. But unless the team makes a move to keep him over the next month, Hampton will become an unrestricted free agent March 5. They can negotiate a long-term contract over the next month or they can put either a franchise or transition tag on Hampton. His agent does not know what to expect, but sources told the Post-Gazette the team will try to sign Hampton one way or another b...
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*  OL wants to make decision before season
... May 2, 2012 OL wants to make decision before season Gary Ferman CaneSport.com. This offensive lineman landed a Hurricane scholarship offer last week, and he's looking to make a final decision before his senior season begins. So where do the Canes stand. Read on. ... More ... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now. Already a member. Click here to sign in....
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*  Sun Advocate - Carbon appeals Narrows decision - February 7, 2013
... Print Page. Carbon appeals Narrows decision. By JOHN SERFUSTINI Sun Advocate associate editor Even though they may not have the right to do it, the Carbon Water Conservancy District and two anglers' groups are appealing a federal decision to allow construction of the Gooseberry Narrows dam and reservoir. The appeal has to do with the Bureau of Reclamation's Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement issued last month. The notice of appeal is in a letter to Bureau Commissioner Michael L. Connor on behalf of the district, Trout Unlimited-Utah Water Project and the Stonefly Society Chapter of Trout Unlimited. However, the attorney for the Parsons Behle & Latimer law firm who wrote the letter also asks the commissioner to clarify some uncertainty about the right of the parties to appeal. Michael J. Malmquist noted that it is not clear in the Code of Federal Regulations whether anyone other than the Sanpete Water Conservancy District - the applicant - can appeal the Record of Decision. The op...
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*  EPO - T 1029/05 () of 12.3.2008
Search the board of appeal decisions database Recent decisions 2015 decisions 2014 decisions 2013 decisions 2012 decisions 2011 decisions 2010 decisions 2009 decisions 2008 decisions 2007 decisions 2006 decisions 2005 decisions 2004 decisions 2003 decisions 2002 decisions 2001 decisions 2000 decisions. material and an alumoxane, which component contains 15 to 40 weight percent of aluminum, based on the total weight of the support material and alumoxane, and wherein not more than 10 percent aluminum present in the supported catalyst component is extractable in a one-hour extraction with toluene of 90ºC using 10 mL toluene per gram of supported catalyst component, said supported catalyst component being obtainable by. a supported catalyst component according to any of the claims 1 to 7; and. a transition metal compound, which transition metal compound is contacted with the supported catalyst component in a diluent under such conditions that the transition metal compound is soluble. In its decision the Oppositio...
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*  EPO - T 0947/96 (Ceramic substrate/MITSUBISHI) of 7.12.1999
Search the board of appeal decisions database Recent decisions 2015 decisions 2014 decisions 2013 decisions 2012 decisions 2011 decisions 2010 decisions 2009 decisions 2008 decisions 2007 decisions 2006 decisions 2005 decisions 2004 decisions 2003 decisions 2002 decisions 2001 decisions 2000 decisions. where both the conductive islands and the heat sink had an aluminum purity of 99.98% or above, withstood 700 heat cycles or more without cracks. In the decision under appeal, the examining division argued that in the application as filed, no significance of the claimed range of purity was derivable, since it was evident from Tables 1 to 5 of the application in suit that there were several aluminum alloys which fell outside the claimed range but nonetheless solved the problems of decreasing the weight of the substrate and of improving its crack resistance in repeated thermal cycling, at least with respect to samples having conductive islands and heat sink made of copper. From the supplementary experiments provid...
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*  Combinatorial principles
... The rule of sum, rule of product, and inclusion-exclusion principle are often used for enumerative purposes. Bijective proof s are utilized to demonstrate that two sets have the same number of elements. Many combinatorial identities arise from double counting methods or the method of distinguished element. Rule of sum Rule of product Inclusion-exclusion principle Bijective proof Double counting Pigeonhole principle Method of distinguished element Generating function Recurrence relation References. The rule of sum is an intuitive principle stating that if there are 'a' possible outcomes for an event or ways to do something and 'b' possible outcomes for another event or ways to do another thing, and the two events cannot both occur or the two things can't both be done, then there are 'a + b' total possible outcomes for the events or total possible ways to do one of the things. The rule of product is another intuitive principle stating that if there are 'a' ways to do something and 'b' ways to do another th...
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*  Please any help????
Please any help???. Bulldogs All Dogs. Bulldogs World. Bulldog Forum Health Medical Care Showing Puppies Breeding General Bulldog Photos. Home / Forums / Bulldog Medical Health. Please any help???. Submitted by roanne9145 on October 27, 2012 - 3:58pm Go Back to Bulldog Medical Health. Roanne. the test showed she has no food allergies but is allergic to timothy grass. she is on a prescription food so she does not get stones again so that is really all she can have. instead of it being allergies. as far as her skin goes, she has no skin problems. Login or register to post comments. Submitted by IndyBulldog™ on October 27, 2012 - 4:56pm. What kind of Prescription food. Some soak their dogs feet in epson salts water. If that special food has any type of grain in it....well, not good. While you have to make the decisions on your dog yourself....there are many vets......Also is she a bulldog friendly vet that knows the special needs of bullies. Good luck. Login or register to post comments. Submitted by roanne9145 ...
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*  .. The Autism Medication Maze
the autism medication maze parents of children with autism will invariably face difficult decisions regarding their children s best course of treatment among the most agonizing of these is the decision to use prescription drugsâ read more february susan moffitt comments autism advice from parents autism treament doctors medical conditions parents...
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*  Knitting 40 shades of green: WNTD
On the Needles Striped Silky Wool Jacket started: October 8, 2007 Jade by Elsebeth Lavold started: November 6, 2007 Pomatomus Socks started: August 12, 2007 Lizard's Ridge started: September 14, 2006 Trellis from knitty.com started: September 6, 2006 Ribbon Short Sleeve Pullover started: August 28, 2006 Sarah's Surprise started: July 30, 2006 finished: August 26, 2006 Log Cabin Blanket started: July 8, 2006 Socks that Rock May kit started June 11, 2006 Audrey Rowan 35 Ravenna Lopi No. Posted at 10:17 PM in NABLOPOMO, WNTD. * should you see yourself in any of the stories and you aren't the one who told me the story, JUST STOP DOING WHATEVER IT IS. Posted at 11:04 PM in NABLOPOMO, personal history, WNTD. November 08, 2011 What Not to Do: making an impression series, part 2. * should you see yourself in any of the stories and you aren't the one who told me the story, JUST STOP DOING WHATEVER IT IS. Posted at 11:30 PM in NABLOPOMO, personal history, WNTD. July 23, 2011 What Not to Do: making an impression...
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*  .. Ten Reasons to Visit… Suffolk .. Sacrewell Farm’s New Mascot .. GLAMPING OUT….AT LANT
Post navigation. ← Older posts. Ten Reasons to Visit… Suffolk. Posted on. August 8, 2014. by. Mumsnet Peterborough. Reply. Mumsnet Peterborough :. Looking for some trip ideas. Check out some great ideas in our neighbouring county Suffolk. Originally posted on The Millers Tale :. The Mumsnet ‘Ten Reasons to Visit’ series focuses on Suffolk this month and we have had a great time researching and compiling some fabulous local attractions for you to visit. Let us know what you think. Crinkle Crankle walls at Bramfield. 1 Best Thing About the Area. With its crinkle crankle walls, a House in the Clouds and the Nutshell – the smallest pub in the land, Suffolk is no ordinary place and we don’t do things by halves. Bucolic scenery we have in abundance – miles of heritage coastlines stretching from Lowestoft in the North East to Felixstowe, acres of forests and watery wildlife reserves such as Minsmere – home to BBC Springwatch and our scenic country walks, eulogised by many of Britains best nature writers...
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*  Rational addiction
Murphy 1988 "A theory of rational addiction". A survey of researchers who had authored or co-authored peer-reviewed articles on rational addiction theory indicates that the researchers see the theories as successful in a number of ways: 73% of the respondents see them as extending and enriching consumer theory, 56% see them as containing relevant insights on the welfare effects of addictive goods and public policies towards these, 44% see them as providing useful tools for predicting aggregate consumption behavior, 39% see them as providing insights into how addicts choose that are relevant for treatment professionals, and 27% see them as providing evidence that addictions are actually a sequence of rational, welfare maximizing choices. 'Journal of Drug Policy Analysis', Vol. He knows that consuming the addictive good will change his preferences, altering both his future baseline level of utility and the marginal utility of consuming the addictive good in the future. For example, a modeled smoker realizes tha...
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*  Sr. Walsh soldiers on... | Commonweal Magazine
Margaret O Brien Steinfels November 7, 2011 - 3:44pm. 53 comments. Previous posts at dotCommonweal on the HHS decision to change agencies helping the victims of human trafficking showed the usual Catholic fractiousness, but seemed to overlook the due process issues involved. Contraception information is a necessary part of health care for women, especially women who have been the victims of human trafficking. The HHS review committee seems to have concluded that except for contraception and abortion, MRS supplied the "good" that was needed. Barbara: Another thing I don't know is where these services are deployed; I have the impression some of this occurs outside the U.S., in which case, abortion is not always legal. As far as I can tell from the original Washington Post story the USCCB worked with a variety of subcontractors providing services to victims of human trafficking, and that subcontractors were allowed to arrange these services, though the USCCB would not reimburse with federal dollars. Here are the...
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*  Description-experience gap
... According to prospect theory, the decision weight of described prospects are considered differently depending on whether the prospects have a high or low probability and the nature of the outcomes. 3 Specifically, people’s decisions differ depending on whether the described prospects are framed as gains or losses, and whether the outcomes are sure or probable. Contrary to the results obtained by prospect theory, people tended to underweight the probabilities of rare outcomes when they made decisions from experience. Recall that description-based prospects lead to the reflection effect: people are risk averse for gains and risk seeking for losses. However, 'experience-based prospects' results in a reversal of the reflection effect such that people become risk seeking for gains and risk averse for losses. More specifically, the level of risk-taking behavior towards gains for participants in the experience task is virtually identical to the level of risk-taking towards losses for participants in the descrip...
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(1/7635) The identification of agreed criteria for referral following the dental inspection of children in the school setting.

AIM: To clarify the function of the school based dental inspection. OBJECTIVE: For representatives of the Community Dental Service, General Dental Service and Hospital Dental Service to identify an agreed set of criteria for the referral of children following school dental inspection. DESIGN: Qualitative research methodology used to establish a consensus for the inclusion of referral criteria following dental screening. SETTING: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. MATERIALS: A Delphi technique was used to establish a consensus amongst the study participants on the inclusion of nine possible criteria for referral following dental screening. All participants scored each criterion in the range 1-9, with a score of 1 indicating that referral of individuals with the condition should definitely not take place, and a score of 9 indicating referral should definitely take place. Referral criteria were accepted only if they achieved a group median score of 7 or more, with an interquartile range of three scale points, with the lower value being no less than 7. RESULTS: Four of the nine possible criteria met the agreed group standard for inclusion: 'Sepsis', 'Caries in the secondary dentition', 'Overjet > 10 mm', and 'Registered & caries in the permanent dentition'. CONCLUSION: It is possible to agree clear criteria for the referral of children following the school dental inspection.  (+info)

(2/7635) The effect of race and sex on physicians' recommendations for cardiac catheterization.

BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies have reported differences in the use of cardiovascular procedures according to the race and sex of the patient. Whether the differences stem from differences in the recommendations of physicians remains uncertain. METHODS: We developed a computerized survey instrument to assess physicians' recommendations for managing chest pain. Actors portrayed patients with particular characteristics in scripted interviews about their symptoms. A total of 720 physicians at two national meetings of organizations of primary care physicians participated in the survey. Each physician viewed a recorded interview and was given other data about a hypothetical patient. He or she then made recommendations about that patient's care. We used multivariate logistic-regression analysis to assess the effects of the race and sex of the patients on treatment recommendations, while controlling for the physicians' assessment of the probability of coronary artery disease as well as for the age of the patient, the level of coronary risk, the type of chest pain, and the results of an exercise stress test. RESULTS: The physicians' mean (+/-SD) estimates of the probability of coronary artery disease were lower for women (probability, 64.1+/-19.3 percent, vs. 69.2+/-18.2 percent for men; P<0.001), younger patients (63.8+/-19.5 percent for patients who were 55 years old, vs. 69.5+/-17.9 percent for patients who were 70 years old; P<0.001), and patients with nonanginal pain (58.3+/-19.0 percent, vs. 64.4+/-18.3 percent for patients with possible angina and 77.1+/-14.0 percent for those with definite angina; P=0.001). Logistic-regression analysis indicated that women (odds ratio, 0.60; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.4 to 0.9; P=0.02) and blacks (odds ratio, 0.60; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.4 to 0.9; P=0.02) were less likely to be referred for cardiac catheterization than men and whites, respectively. Analysis of race-sex interactions showed that black women were significantly less likely to be referred for catheterization than white men (odds ratio, 0.4; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.2 to 0.7; P=0.004). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the race and sex of a patient independently influence how physicians manage chest pain.  (+info)

(3/7635) Slippery slopes in flat countries--a response.

In response to the paper by Keown and Jochemsen in which the latest empirical data concerning euthanasia and other end-of-life decisions in the Netherlands is discussed, this paper discusses three points. The use of euthanasia in cases in which palliative care was a viable alternative may be taken as proof of a slippery slope. However, it could also be interpreted as an indication of a shift towards more autonomy-based end-of-life decisions. The cases of non-voluntary euthanasia are a serious problem in the Netherlands and they are only rarely justifiable. However, they do not prove the existence of a slippery slope. Persuading the physician to bring euthanasia cases to the knowledge of the authorities is a problem of any euthanasia policy. The Dutch notification procedure has recently been changed to reduce the underreporting of cases. However, many questions remain.  (+info)

(4/7635) Conditions required for a law on active voluntary euthanasia: a survey of nurses' opinions in the Australian Capital Territory.

OBJECTIVES: To ascertain which conditions nurses believe should be in a law allowing active voluntary euthanasia (AVE). DESIGN: Survey questionnaire posted to registered nurses (RNs). SETTING: Australian Capital Territory (ACT) at the end of 1996, when active voluntary euthanasia was legal in the Northern Territory. SURVEY SAMPLE: A random sample of 2,000 RNs, representing 54 per cent of the RN population in the ACT. MAIN MEASURES: Two methods were used to look at nurses' opinions. The first involved four vignettes which varied in terms of critical characteristics of each patient who was requesting help to die. The respondents were asked if the law should be changed to allow any of these requests. There was also a checklist of conditions, most of which have commonly been included in Australian proposed laws on AVE. The respondents chose those which they believed should apply in a law on AVE. RESULTS: The response rate was 61%. Support for a change in the law to allow AVE was 38% for a young man with AIDS, 39% for an elderly man with early stage Alzheimer's disease, 44% for a young woman who had become quadriplegic and 71% for a middle-aged woman with metastases from breast cancer. The conditions most strongly supported in any future AVE law were: "second doctor's opinion", "cooling off period", "unbearable protracted suffering", "patient fully informed about illness and treatment" and "terminally ill". There was only minority support for "not suffering from treatable depression", "administer the fatal dose themselves" and "over a certain age". CONCLUSION: Given the lack of support for some conditions included in proposed AVE laws, there needs to be further debate about the conditions required in any future AVE bills.  (+info)

(5/7635) Patient removals from general practitioner lists in Northern Ireland: 1987-1996.

BACKGROUND: Being struck off a general practitioner's list is a major event for patients and a subject for much media attention. However, it has not hitherto received much research attention. AIMS: To quantify the numbers of patients removed at doctors' request in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 1996. To describe the characteristics of those removed and to determine if the rate of removal has increased. METHODS: This is a descriptive epidemiological study involving a secondary data analysis of records held by the Central Services Agency. RESULTS: Six thousand five hundred and seventy-eight new patients were removed at general practitioner (GP) request between 1987 and 1996. This equated to 3920 removal decisions, a rate of 2.43 per 10,000 person-years. The very young and young adults had the highest rates of removal; most of the young being removed as part of a family. Ten point six per cent of removed patients had a repeat removal, and 16.3% of first removal decisions required an assignment to another practice. Family removals have decreased and individual removals have increased over the 10 years. Disadvantaged and densely populated areas with high population turnover were associated with higher rates of removal, though heterogeneity is evident between general practitioners serving similar areas. Compared to the period 1987 to 1991, removal rates for the years 1992 to 1993 were reduced by 20.0% (95% confidence interval (CI) for rate ratio (RR) 0.73-0.87), and those for the years 1994 to 1996 increased by 8% (95% CI = 1.01-1.16). The greatest increase was in the over-75 years age group (standardized RR = 1.60; 95% CI = 1.57-1.62). CONCLUSIONS: Removals are relatively rare events for both patients and practices, though they have been increasing in recent years. Further research is needed to understand the processes that culminate in a removal.  (+info)

(6/7635) Dissociable deficits in the decision-making cognition of chronic amphetamine abusers, opiate abusers, patients with focal damage to prefrontal cortex, and tryptophan-depleted normal volunteers: evidence for monoaminergic mechanisms.

We used a novel computerized decision-making task to compare the decision-making behavior of chronic amphetamine abusers, chronic opiate abusers, and patients with focal lesions of orbital prefrontal cortex (PFC) or dorsolateral/medial PFC. We also assessed the effects of reducing central 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) activity using a tryptophan-depleting amino acid drink in normal volunteers. Chronic amphetamine abusers showed suboptimal decisions (correlated with years of abuse), and deliberated for significantly longer before making their choices. The opiate abusers exhibited only the second of these behavioral changes. Importantly, both sub-optimal choices and increased deliberation times were evident in the patients with damage to orbitofrontal PFC but not other sectors of PFC. Qualitatively, the performance of the subjects with lowered plasma tryptophan was similar to that associated with amphetamine abuse, consistent with recent reports of depleted 5-HT in the orbital regions of PFC of methamphetamine abusers. Overall, these data suggest that chronic amphetamine abusers show similar decision-making deficits to those seen after focal damage to orbitofrontal PFC. These deficits may reflect altered neuromodulation of the orbitofrontal PFC and interconnected limbic-striatal systems by both the ascending 5-HT and mesocortical dopamine (DA) projections.  (+info)

(7/7635) When to consider radiation therapy for your patient.

Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment modality for both malignant and benign disease. While radiation can be given as primary treatment, it may also be used pre- or postoperatively, with or without other forms of therapy. Radiation therapy is often curative but is sometimes palliative. There are many methods of delivering radiation effectively. Often, patients tolerate irradiation well without significant complications, and organ function is preserved. To ensure that all patients with cancer have the opportunity to consider all treatment options, family physicians should be aware of the usefulness of radiation therapy.  (+info)

(8/7635) Safer sex strategies for women: the hierarchical model in methadone treatment clinics.

Women clients of a methadone maintenance treatment clinic were targeted for an intervention aimed to reduce unsafe sex. The hierarchical model was the basis of the single intervention session, tested among 63 volunteers. This model requires the educator to discuss and demonstrate a full range of barriers that women might use for protection, ranking these in the order of their known efficacy. The model stresses that no one should go without protection. Two objections, both untested, have been voiced against the model. One is that, because of its complexity, women will have difficulty comprehending the message. The second is that, by demonstrating alternative strategies to the male condom, the educator is offering women a way out from persisting with the male condom, so that instead they will use an easier, but less effective, method of protection. The present research aimed at testing both objections in a high-risk and disadvantaged group of women. By comparing before and after performance on a knowledge test, it was established that, at least among these women, the complex message was well understood. By comparing baseline and follow-up reports of barriers used by sexually active women before and after intervention, a reduction in reports of unsafe sexual encounters was demonstrated. The reduction could be attributed directly to adoption of the female condom. Although some women who had used male condoms previously adopted the female condom, most of those who did so had not used the male condom previously. Since neither theoretical objection to the hierarchical model is sustained in this population, fresh weight is given to emphasizing choice of barriers, especially to women who are at high risk and relatively disempowered. As experience with the female condom grows and its unfamiliarity decreases, it would seem appropriate to encourage women who do not succeed with the male condom to try to use the female condom, over which they have more control.  (+info)


Can trigeminal neuralgia affect decision making?


My wife( very smart by the way) was diagnosed 6 years ago. Her decision making is not good concerning daily, weekly, monthly tasks. In other words she forgets alot.
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Is she on Tegretol, Neurontin, or another anti-convulsant for the TN?  If so, then that's probably what's doing it to her, more than the TN itself. Those drugs are *notorious* for wreaking holy havoc with ones memory.  Check out any trigeminal neuralgia support group online, and you'll see lots of people complaining and commiserating with each other about the memory loss and "brain fog" caused by these drugs.

I also have TN, and I've been having terrible memory problems as well, especially now that I've had to go to a higher dose to control the pain. I also feel "dumbed down" a lot of the time, which is scary and frustrating, like I've suddenly stumbled into the lead role of "Flowers For Algernon."  Brrrrr. 

What's helped me a lot is to start keeping one of those Day Runner type notebooks (the kind with not only weekly and monthly calendar sheets, but also phone/address and "note" sheets in it) on me at all times, and to write *everything* down in it promptly -- even things I think I'll be able to remember.  It makes me feel a little silly sometimes, since I've been out of work and so don't really feel like I should need one of these big old yuppified corporate day planners, but it's really been a lifesaver for me.

Your wife could probably also use a lot of emotional support. The 'dumbing down' effect can be really morale-destroying, even worse in some ways than the pain.  But I'm sure you know that. :)


Who has the right on decision making on minors?


In the US law, if a seperated or divorced couple the husband dies and leaves in his Will that his brother is the tutor of the minor children does that mean that the brother has the right in the decision making or is that the right of the mother.  Can she take her children out of the US if she wants to ?  Or is the brother of the deceised have a say on that?
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The right goes to the mother, however I think an attorney need to look into this because I am sure there are more to this. Also, I wouldn't take the kids out of the US UNTIL she has consulted an attorney. We want to make sure that the mother won't be charged with anything since there is an actual will as well. I do believe the mother has the right to do anything she sees fit though because she is the biological parent, but to not complicate matters more an attorney should be consulted. This could easily be done on the phone which is usually free.


What are the best ways that I can implement the necessary changes in my life, to be productive?


I am currently battling many destructive behaviors in my everyday life, i.e. compulsive spending, compulsive eating, anger, depression, bad decision making, obsessive thinking, restlessness, lack of focus and concentration, lack of motivation, withdrawn from others and unemployment. All that i have left is some goals and some hope, but the behaviors i mention above impede my sucess greatly. It actually physically hurts to go against these behaviors. Any advice or words of encouragement.
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Make a list of your short term goals.  Make it your "job" to try to achieve these goals.  Don't make them too difficult to achieve.  Start off slow and check them off each day to see if you have done your job for that day.  This list can include things like cleaning the house, going for a walk, reading a chapter in a book etc.  Once you have established a pattern of setting and achieving goals you can expand them to include some tasks that you find unattainable right now.  Don't be discouraged if you can not meet all of your goals on a particular day.  If you miss any of them then just bring them forward to the next day and try again.  Remember Joan....depression can lead to compulsive spending, eating, anger, bad decision making, obsessive thinking, restlessness lack of focus and lack of motivation.  It also can result in withdrawal from others.  Are you currently on any treatment plan.  If not,,,,,,then that should be one of your goals.     best wishes


Do men have as much say as women when making the decision about abortion?


If a couple has an unplanned pregnancy should the man have the same decision making ability as the woman when making the decision about whether to keep it or not.
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PERIOD 9/10 HEALTH 1-S CLASS SAYS:
NO BECAUSE; 1) IT IS THE WOWANS BODY AND A LOT OF TIMES IT WILL BE THE WOMAN DOING MOST OF THE RAISING.
2) THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN FORCE A WOMEN TO DO SOMETHING WITH HER BODY.
3) SINCE THE WOMAN IS HAVING THE BABY AND HAS TO GO THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE, SHE SHOULD MAKE THE FINAL DECISION.

YES BECAUSE; 1) HE HELPED IN THE PROCESS AND IF HE WANTS THE CHILD THEY SHOULD HAVE IT
2) ABORTION IS WRONG
3) 50/50 BECAUSE THERE MAY BE FATHERS OUT THERE WHO WOULD CARE FOR THE BABY MORE SO THEN THE WOMAN WOULD.


What jobs are good for someone who does NOT have good communication skills?


My 19 year old son deals with social anxiety and and what's called Selective Mutism.  If you're not familiar with this, basically it means he can talk and have conversations but because of his anxiety issues, he stresses easily over very normal every day issues, mostly in decision making and in conversations with people he doesn't know or on subjects he's not familair with.  Because of this, employment is not easy to find.  The job he has right now which is a food server and dishwasher has been cut too often to only 6-10 hours a week and it's just not helping the self confidence issue when this happens.  I've been looking at local job banks to see what else is out there he may be able to do but just about every one of them has, as a part of job qualifications, that you must have good communication skills.  

What kind of jobs would you would be good for someone who's a good worker but lacks communication skills?
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I think it would be a mistake to allow this disorder to control his life.  There is medication and counseling that will teach him how to overcome his disorder so that he can lead a normal life.  He deserves it.  And it's your responsibility to make sure that he gets all the help he needs to become independent and free.  You can't keep him dependent on you forever.  Get him some help.


What do you consider when buying noodles?


what affects your decision making in buying spaghetti noodles? Is is the quality? Firmness of the noodles? reasonable price? 
Please state other things that will affect your decision making. Coz' I noticed that the packaging of the noodles also affects their decision in purchasing. Do you think if we will put the certification of Halal,people will be attaracted to buy our noodles?
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first I look for the noodle I want (in the recipe).  I like the angel hair noodles (real thin) because they cook fast and go down easy.  They are inexpensive as well.  I can get about five meals (for one person) or more out of one box for 99 cents.


How long can you actually have symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis before you are diagnosed?


I have had several cognitive, memory, and decision making problems in the last few years and want to know if it could be MS related.
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Hello, 
Are you currently being tested for MS? MS can be difficult to diagnose. I have known several people that have spent 6 or 8 years being diagnosed as "possible/probable MS" before getting an official diagnosis.
Cognitive issues can be symptoms of MS, but it can also be symptoms of several other conditions.
I would suggest you have your Dr refer you to a neurologist. He would be able to give you all the tests and information that you need


How come everyone who works a dead end menial job have tattoos?


is there a missing link between getting a tattoo and the life decision-making process?
what came first, the tattoo or the dead end menial job
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It's the only thing that makes my miserable life worth living :(