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.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)Computers, Handheld: A type of MICROCOMPUTER, sometimes called a personal digital assistant, that is very small and portable and fitting in a hand. They are convenient to use in clinical and other field situations for quick data management. They usually require docking with MICROCOMPUTERS for updates.Blood Specimen Collection: The taking of a blood sample to determine its character as a whole, to identify levels of its component cells, chemicals, gases, or other constituents, to perform pathological examination, etc.United StatesResearch 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.Questionnaires: 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.Specimen Handling: Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.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.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Automatic Data Processing: Data processing largely performed by automatic means.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.Microcomputers: Small computers using LSI (large-scale integration) microprocessor chips as the CPU (central processing unit) and semiconductor memories for compact, inexpensive storage of program instructions and data. They are smaller and less expensive than minicomputers and are usually built into a dedicated system where they are optimized for a particular application. "Microprocessor" may refer to just the CPU or the entire microcomputer.Matricaria: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. M. chamomilla appears similar to Anthemis but this flower disk is conical and hollow and lacks chaffy bract scales and the odor is weaker. The common name of 'manzanilla' is confused with other meanings of the word. 'Matricaria chamomilla sensu' is classified by some as Tripleurospermum perforata. Other plants with similar common names include CHAMAEMELUM; TRIPLEUROSPERMUM and ANTHEMIS.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.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Synchrotrons: Devices for accelerating protons or electrons in closed orbits where the accelerating voltage and magnetic field strength varies (the accelerating voltage is held constant for electrons) in order to keep the orbit radius constant.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.Forms and Records Control: A management function in which standards and guidelines are developed for the development, maintenance, and handling of forms and records.Library Collection Development: Development of a library collection, including the determination and coordination of selection policy, assessment of needs of users and potential users, collection use studies, collection evaluation, identification of collection needs, selection of materials, planning for resource sharing, collection maintenance and weeding, and budgeting.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Biomedical Research: Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.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.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)Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.Urine Specimen Collection: Methods or procedures used to obtain samples of URINE.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.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Research Personnel: Those individuals engaged in research.Information Storage and Retrieval: Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Crystallization: The formation of crystalline substances from solutions or melts. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Database Management Systems: Software designed to store, manipulate, manage, and control data for specific uses.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.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).Data Interpretation, Statistical: Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.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).Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.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.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.Clinical Nursing Research: Research carried out by nurses in the clinical setting and designed to provide information that will help improve patient care. Other professional staff may also participate in the research.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.EuropeComputer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.PaperSocioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Time and Motion Studies: The observation and analysis of movements in a task with an emphasis on the amount of time required to perform the task.Records as Topic: The commitment in writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance. The concept includes certificates of birth, death, etc., as well as hospital, medical, and other institutional records.Computer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.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.Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Postal Service: The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.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.BrazilBias (Epidemiology): Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Great BritainHospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Community-Based Participatory Research: Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.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.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Information Systems: Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Telephone: An instrument for reproducing sounds especially articulate speech at a distance. (Webster, 3rd ed)Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.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)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.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)Cluster Analysis: A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.Biological Specimen Banks: Facilities that collect, store, and distribute tissues, e.g., cell lines, microorganisms, blood, sperm, milk, breast tissue, for use by others. Other uses may include transplantation and comparison of diseased tissues in the identification of cancer.Sample Size: The number of units (persons, animals, patients, specified circumstances, etc.) in a population to be studied. The sample size should be big enough to have a high likelihood of detecting a true difference between two groups. (From Wassertheil-Smoller, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1990, p95)Preimplantation Diagnosis: Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the OVUM; ZYGOTE; or BLASTOCYST prior to implantation. CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS is performed to determine the presence or absence of genetic disease.Computer Systems: Systems composed of a computer or computers, peripheral equipment, such as disks, printers, and terminals, and telecommunications capabilities.Hospital Administration: Management of the internal organization of the hospital.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Databases as Topic: Organized collections of computer records, standardized in format and content, that are stored in any of a variety of computer-readable modes. They are the basic sets of data from which computer-readable files are created. (from ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)CaliforniaHealth Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.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.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Consensus Development Conferences as Topic: Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Anthropology, Cultural: It is the study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of particular ethnic groups with focus on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.Indian Ocean Islands: Numerous islands in the Indian Ocean situated east of Madagascar, north to the Arabian Sea and east to Sri Lanka. Included are COMOROS (republic), MADAGASCAR (republic), Maldives (republic), MAURITIUS (parliamentary democracy), Pemba (administered by Tanzania), REUNION (a department of France), and SEYCHELLES (republic).Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Crystallography, X-Ray: The study of crystal structure using X-RAY DIFFRACTION techniques. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.ComputersAttitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Evaluation Studies as Topic: Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.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.Regional Medical Programs: Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Statistics as Topic: The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.Fraud: Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.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.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Workload: The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Societies, Hospital: Societies having institutional membership limited to hospitals and other health care institutions.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.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Empirical Research: The study, based on direct observation, use of statistical records, interviews, or experimental methods, of actual practices or the actual impact of practices or policies.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Health Impact Assessment: Combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population.Information Management: Management of the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. (From Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)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)MuseumsModels, 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.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Wireless Technology: Techniques using energy such as radio frequency, infrared light, laser light, visible light, or acoustic energy to transfer information without the use of wires, over both short and long distances.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Multicenter Studies as Topic: Works about controlled studies which are planned and carried out by several cooperating institutions to assess certain variables and outcomes in specific patient populations, for example, a multicenter study of congenital anomalies in children.Hospital Information Systems: Integrated, computer-assisted systems designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information concerned with the administrative and clinical aspects of providing medical services within the hospital.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Sex Determination Analysis: Validation of the SEX of an individual by inspection of the GONADS and/or by genetic tests.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Workflow: Description of pattern of recurrent functions or procedures frequently found in organizational processes, such as notification, decision, and action.Management Audit: Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.Episode of Care: An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.Observation: The act of regarding attentively and studying facts and occurrences, gathering data through analyzing, measuring, and drawing conclusions, with the purpose of applying the observed information to theoretical assumptions. Observation as a scientific method in the acquisition of knowledge began in classical antiquity; in modern science and medicine its greatest application is facilitated by modern technology. Observation is one of the components of the research process.Sampling Studies: Studies in which a number of subjects are selected from all subjects in a defined population. Conclusions based on sample results may be attributed only to the population sampled.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.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Nursing Diagnosis: Conclusions derived from the nursing assessment that establish a health status profile for the patient and from which nursing interventions may be ordered.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)X-Ray Diffraction: The scattering of x-rays by matter, especially crystals, with accompanying variation in intensity due to interference effects. Analysis of the crystal structure of materials is performed by passing x-rays through them and registering the diffraction image of the rays (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, X-RAY). (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Pediatric Nursing: The nursing specialty concerning care of children from birth to adolescence. It includes the clinical and psychological aspects of nursing care.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.New South Wales: A state in southeastern Australia. Its capital is Sydney. It was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 and first settled at Botany Bay by marines and convicts in 1788. It was named by Captain Cook who thought its coastline resembled that of South Wales. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p840 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p377)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.EnglandUnited States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.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.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Point-of-Care Systems: Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.Computational Biology: A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.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.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Databases, Genetic: Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Attitude to Computers: The attitude and behavior associated with an individual using the computer.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.Oocyte Retrieval: Procedures to obtain viable OOCYTES from the host. Oocytes most often are collected by needle aspiration from OVARIAN FOLLICLES before OVULATION.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)Selection Bias: The introduction of error due to systematic differences in the characteristics between those selected and those not selected for a given study. In sampling bias, error is the result of failure to ensure that all members of the reference population have a known chance of selection in the sample.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Family Characteristics: Size and composition of the family.
Comparison of active and cancer registry-based follow-up for breast cancer in a prospective cohort study. (1/10069)The authors compared the relative effectiveness of two distinct follow-up designs in prospective cohort studies--the active approach, based on direct contact with study subjects, and the passive approach, based on record linkages with population-based cancer registries--utilizing available information from the New York University Women's Health Study (WHS) and the New York State Cancer Registry (NYSCR). The analyses were limited to breast cancer cases identified during the period 1985-1992, for which follow-up was considered reasonably complete by both the WHS and the NYSCR. Among 12,947 cohort members who reported a New York State address, 303 pathologically confirmed cases were identified through active follow-up and 284 through record linkage. Sixty-three percent of cancers were identified by both sources, 21% by the WHS only, and 16% by the NYSCR only. The agreement was appreciably better for invasive cancers. The percentage of cases identified only by the NYSCR was increased among subjects whose active follow-up was incomplete, as well as among nonwhites, obese patients, and parous patients. This suggests that relying on either type of follow-up alone may introduce certain biases in evaluating risk factors for breast cancer. Combining both approaches appears to be a better strategy in prospective cohort studies. (+info)
Reliability of information on physical activity and other chronic disease risk factors among US women aged 40 years or older. (2/10069)Data on chronic disease risk behaviors and related variables, including barriers to and attitudes toward physical activity, are lacking for women of some racial/ethnic groups. A test-retest study was conducted from July 1996 through June 1997 among US women (n = 199) aged 40 years or more who were white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Hispanic. The sample was selected and interviews were conducted using a modified version of the methods of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. For behavioral risk factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, and low fruit and vegetable consumption, group prevalences were generally similar between interviews 1 and 2. However, kappa values for selected physical activity variables ranged from 0.26 to 0.51 and tended to be lower for black women. Discordance was low for variables on cigarette smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (kappa = 0.64-0.92). Discordance was high (kappa = 0.33) for low consumption of fruits and vegetables. Additional variables for barriers to and access to exercise ranged widely across racial/ethnic groups and in terms of measures of agreement. These methods illustrate an efficient way to sample and assess the reliability of data collected from women of racial/ethnic minority groups. (+info)
Capture-recapture models including covariate effects. (3/10069)Capture-recapture methods are used to estimate the incidence of a disease, using a multiple-source registry. Usually, log-linear methods are used to estimate population size, assuming that not all sources of notification are dependent. Where there are categorical covariates, a stratified analysis can be performed. The multinomial logit model has occasionally been used. In this paper, the authors compare log-linear and logit models with and without covariates, and use simulated data to compare estimates from different models. The crude estimate of population size is biased when the sources are not independent. Analyses adjusting for covariates produce less biased estimates. In the absence of covariates, or where all covariates are categorical, the log-linear model and the logit model are equivalent. The log-linear model cannot include continuous variables. To minimize potential bias in estimating incidence, covariates should be included in the design and analysis of multiple-source disease registries. (+info)
Illness behaviour in elite middle and long distance runners. (4/10069)OBJECTIVES: To examine the illness attitudes and beliefs known to be associated with abnormal illness behaviour (where symptoms are present in excess of objective signs and pathology) in elite middle and long distance runners, in comparison with non-athlete controls. METHODS: A total of 150 athletes were surveyed using the illness behaviour questionnaire as an instrument to explore the psychological attributes associated with abnormal illness behaviour. Subjects also completed the general health questionnaire as a measure of psychiatric morbidity. A control group of 150 subjects, matched for age, sex, and social class, were surveyed using the same instruments. RESULTS: A multivariate analysis of illness behaviour questionnaire responses showed that the athletes' group differed significantly from the control group (Hotelling's T: Exact F = 2.68; p = 0.01). In particular, athletes were more somatically focused (difference between means -0.27; 95% confidence interval -0.50 to -0.03) and more likely to deny the impact of stresses in their life (difference between means 0.78; 95% confidence interval 0.31 to 1.25). Athletes were also higher scorers on the Whiteley Index of Hypochondriasis (difference between means 0.76; 95% confidence interval 0.04 to 1.48). There were no differences in the levels of psychiatric morbidity between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: The illness attitudes and beliefs of athletes differ from those of a well matched control population. The origin of these psychological attributes is not clear but those who treat athletes need to be aware of them. (+info)
Rider injury rates and emergency medical services at equestrian events. (5/10069)BACKGROUND: Horse riding is a hazardous pastime, with a number of studies documenting high rates of injury and death among horse riders in general. This study focuses on the injury experience of cross country event riders, a high risk subset of horse riders. METHOD: Injury data were collected at a series of 35 equestrian events in South Australia from 1990 to 1998. RESULTS: Injury rates were found to be especially high among event riders, with frequent falls, injuries, and even deaths. The highest injury rates were among the riders competing at the highest levels. CONCLUSION: There is a need for skilled emergency medical services at equestrian events. (+info)
The effect of race and sex on physicians' recommendations for cardiac catheterization. (6/10069)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)
A comparative analysis of surveyors from six hospital accreditation programmes and a consideration of the related management issues. (7/10069)PURPOSE: To gather data on how accreditors manage surveyors, to compare these data and to offer them to the accreditors for improvement and to the scientific community for knowledge of the accreditation process and reinforcement of the credibility of these processes. DATA SOURCE: The data were gathered with the aid of a questionnaire sent to all accreditors participating in the study. RESULTS: An important finding in this comparative study is the different contractual relationships that exist between the accreditors and their surveyors. CONCLUSION: Surveyors around the world share many common features in terms of careers, training, work history and expectations. These similarities probably arise from the objectives of the accreditors who try to provide a developmental process to their clients rather than an 'inspection'. (+info)
Antimicrobial drug use and related management practices among Ontario swine producers. (8/10069)A mail survey of swine producers in Ontario was undertaken during 1991 to describe the types, frequency, and motives for antimicrobial use. Two hundred operations that marketed fewer than 350 hogs per year, and 800 that marketed more than 350 per year were sent questionnaires, 63% of which were completed and returned. Most operations (86%) added antimicrobials to starter (weanling pig) rations, while fewer (29%) added these drugs to finisher pig rations. The most commonly used antimicrobials were tylosin, carbadox, and furazolidone in weanling pigs, and tylosin, lincomycin, and tetracycline in finishers. Water medication of grower-finisher pigs was practised on 25% of farms; 80% of farms had injected at least some grower-finisher pigs with antimicrobials in the 12 mo preceding the survey. Approximately 20% of operations that added antimicrobials to finisher rations did so for growth promotion purposes only, while others used them for disease treatment, prevention, control, or a combination of reasons. Among those not using antimicrobials in finisher rations, 83% did not believe they were necessary and 37% were concerned about the potential for residues in marketed hogs. (+info)
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Incorporating Scannable Forms into Immunization Data Collection Processes: A Mixed-Methods Study
Introduction Individual-level immunization data captured electronically can facilitate evidence-based decision-making and planning. Populating individual-level records through manual data entry is time-consuming. An alternative is to use scannable forms, completed at the point of vaccination and subsequently scanned and exported to a database or registry. To explore the suitability of this approach for collecting immunization data, we conducted a feasibility study in two settings in Ontario, Canada. Methods and Findings Prior to the 2011-2012 influenza vaccination campaign, we developed a scannable form template and a corresponding database that captured required demographic and clinical data elements. We examined efficiency, data quality, and usability through time observations, record audits, staff interviews, and client surveys. The mean time required to scan and verify forms (62.3 s) was significantly shorter than manual data entry (69.5 s) in one organization, whereas there was no difference (36
Web-based data collection: detailed methods of a questionnaire and data gathering tool | Epidemiologic Perspectives &...
There have been dramatic advances in the development of web-based data collection instruments. This paper outlines a systematic web-based approach to facilitate this process through locally developed code and to describe the results of using this process after two years of data collection. We provide a detailed example of a web-based method that we developed for a study in Starr County, Texas, assessing high school students work and health status. This web-based application includes data instrument design, data entry and management, and data tables needed to store the results that attempt to maximize the advantages of this data collection method. The software also efficiently produces a coding manual, web-based statistical summary and crosstab reports, as well as input templates for use by statistical packages. Overall, web-based data entry using a dynamic approach proved to be a very efficient and effective data collection system. This data collection method expedited data processing and analysis and
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"The Effects of Electronic Data Collection, Immediate Graphic Feedback," by Morris
While data are essential to behavior analysis, collecting the type of data that behavior analysts often require can be a labor-intensive and time-consuming task. There have been many attempts to reduce the amount of time and effort required to collect behavioral data; most research in this area has been focused on computerized or electronic ways to do this (Dixon, 2003). While electronic data collection seems to be gaining popularity within applied behavior analysis, many obstacles still exist. The purpose of this project was to design a data collection system that is cost-efficient, adaptable, easy to use, and effective at increasing data collection adherence. All the programmed technology used in this study is free and can be downloaded onto any device that runs Apple iOS, Google Android, or Microsoft Windows. This study used a customized data spreadsheet with embedded immediate graphic feedback using the Microsoft Excel® app and automatic scheduled prompts using a calendar app. This study used an A
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Secure Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Organism Colonization or Infection in Ontario Long Term Care Homes
Background There is stigma attached to the identification of residents carrying antimicrobial resistant organisms (ARO) in long term care homes, yet there is a need to collect data about their prevalence for public health surveillance and intervention purposes. Objective We conducted a point prevalence study to assess ARO rates in long term care homes in Ontario using a secure data collection system. Methods All long term care homes in the province were asked to provide colonization or infection counts for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) as recorded in their electronic medical records, and the number of current residents. Data was collected online during the October-November 2011 period using a Paillier cryptosystem that allows computation on encrypted data. Results A provably secure data collection system was implemented. Overall, 82% of the homes in the province responded. MRSA was the most
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The Department has received a 6 million dollar State Longitudinal Data Systems grant from the US Department of Education. Part of this grant will be used to introduce new technology to improve the data collection process. Over time the ESE will implement the School Interoperability Framework to already existing data collection systems and provide grant opportunities for local school districts to participate in the SIF initiative.. SSDR: School Safety Discipline Report ...
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WebTrends is an organization providing digital marketing solutions for companies looking to expand their Web presence in the social and mobile arenas, as well as on the Web. Their platform focuses on leveraging analytics and data collection to empower their clients to make informed decisions about their digital marketing endeavors. The WebTrends Data Collection API is designed to connect with user applications, functioning as a collection tool for analytics data and metrics. With this API, developers can programmatically create automated data collection tools that will post relevant data to the users account in WebTrends data collection server. This service can also be configured to identify end-users for a more finely grained data set that reflects individual user behavior.
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focused more on that? Research Methods How well did the study design work in practice? Did you have any problems with the data collection process? You used an existing research method and developed it further -/for interpreting them as... instead? You said in your thesis that... - can you expand on that point? In what way do you consider your thesis to be original? Conclusions/Implications What are the empirical, practice, and theoretical implications of your findings? How would you hope that this research/. ...
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Prospective Data Collection on Cementless Oxford Partial Knee - Tabular View - ClinicalTrials.gov
The Knee Score consists of points given for pain, range of motion, and stability in both the coronal and sagittal planes, with deductions for fixed deformity, and extensor lag. The Function Score consists of points given for the ability to walk on level surfaces, and the ability to ascend and descend stairs, with deductions for the use of external supporting devices ...
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Scrutinizing Data Collection Methods Professor Lisa High University of Windsor Existing Data vs. New Data First data collection decision: - Use existing data - New data gathered - How will the researcher generate data? Methods of Collection Historical research Secondary analysis Records Data Collection Methods When existing data is not available Developing a data collection plan = 3 types of approaches used most frequently: Self-reports (2) Observation (3) Physiologic measures (1) Dimensions of Data Collection Methods Four Dimensions: (1) Structure (2) Quantifiability (3) Obtrusiveness (4) Objectivity Self-report Methods Direct questioning Unstructured Reports: - Completely unstructured interviews - Focused or semi-structured interviews - Focus group interviews - Life histories - Diaries Self-report Methods Structured self-report - formal means of collection - written document = instrument Instrument is the "interview schedule" or "questionnaire" ( face to face or telephone) QUESTION FORMS: (a) ...
Majority of consumers are comfortable with digital health, ResMed survey finds | HME News
SAN DIEGO - Fifty six percent of 3,000 Americans sampled say they currently monitor their health with at least one digital data collection tool, according to a new survey from ResMed and Edelman Intelligence.. Other results from the survey: 60% say they attempt to diagnose themselves using the Internet, more than half say technology has improved their relationship with their primary care provider; and 68% say they want technology to play a larger role in sharing real-time medical information with their physician.. "These survey findings highlight the need to keep educating the public on the benefits of remote monitoring and other digital tools, as well as the viability of out-of-hospital care, as technology allows patients and physicians to more efficiently collaborate on improving health outcomes as a team," said Carlos Nunez, ResMeds chief medical officer.. ResMed has more than 10 million cloud-connected sleep apnea and respiratory care devices in patient homes.. ...
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MARCQI enables participating hospitals to collect and disseminate performance and patient outcomes with a reliable data collection system and standardized definitions to measure hip and knee joint replacement, along with the ability to translate this data into meaningful assessment of systems and processes of care to determine best practices ...
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Recommendations to improve data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Netherlands | EIGE
The recommendations were developed after an in-depth analysis of data collection from the police and justice sectors. They aim to improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence to better inform policies and to help the Member States meet the monitoring requirements outlined in both Directive 2012/29/EU (the Victims Rights Directive) and the Istanbul Convention.
Recommendations to improve data collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors: Poland | EIGE
The recommendations were developed after an in-depth analysis of data collection from the police and justice sectors. They aim to improve administrative data collection on intimate partner violence to better inform policies and to help the Member States meet the monitoring requirements outlined in both Directive 2012/29/EU (the Victims Rights Directive) and the Istanbul Convention.
AMUSE Livestock, version 2―Antimicrobial use in livestock production: A tool to harmonise data collection on knowledge,...
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Injury and illness definitions and data collection procedures for use in epidemiological studies in Athletics (track and field)...
Athletics (track and field) is a global sport and the largest at the Olympics Games, contributing about 20% of all participants (http://www.olympic.org).1-5 Athletics includes the track and field disciplines of track running, jumping and throwing, race walking and cross-country and road running. The sport is governed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF; http://www.iaaf.org). World Outdoor Championships are held every second year at which almost 2000 athletes representing all continents compete.1-3 From clinical experience, we know that competition and training in Athletics poses considerable risks of injuries and illnesses. Despite this, few studies have prospectively reported injury and illness incidences and patterns in populations of athletes representing all groups of events over the course of an entire season or longer.6-8. In 2007, the IAAF introduced routine data collection on injury incidence and characteristics during the World Championships.1 Since 2008, ...
Research organizations improve QI with electronic data collection
The article reports that a smart form, or an electronic data collection tool created using Microsoft InfoPath, has been developed by a team of analysts and informatics specialists for research organizations. The smart form aims to increase consistency, efficiency and reliability of quality improvement (QI) and auditing processes. One of the users of the smart form is the University of Dentistry and Medicine (UDMNJ) of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey ...
Wiley: Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology - James M. Lepkowski, N. Clyde Tucker, J. Michael Brick, et al
Contributors. PART I PERSPECTIVES ON TELEPHONE SURVEY METHODOLOGY.. 1 Telephone Survey Methods: Adapting to Change (Clyde Tucker and James M. Lepkowski).. PART II SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION.. 2 Sampling and Weighting in Household Telephone Surveys (William D. Kalsbeek and Robert P. Agans).. 3 Recent Trends in Household Telephone Coverage in the United States (Stephen J. Blumberg, Julian V. Luke, Marcie L. Cynamon, and Martin R. Frankel).. 4 The Infl uence of Mobile Telephones on Telephone Surveys (Vesa Kuusela, Mario Callegaro, and Vasja Vehovar).. 5 Methods for Sampling Rare Populations in Telephone Surveys (Ismael Flores Cervantes and Graham Kalton).. 6 Multiplicity-Based Sampling for the Mobile Telephone Population: Coverage, Nonresponse, and Measurement Issues (Robert Tortora, Robert M. Groves, and Emilia Peytcheva).. 7 Multiple Mode and Frame Telephone Surveys (J. Michael Brick and James M. Lepkowski).. 8 Weighting Telephone Samples Using Propensity Scores (Sunghee Lee and Richard ...
The data collection tool that could build a better internet
Well soon see, thanks to a new project just launched by CIRA with the help of Concordia researcher Fenwick McKelvey. Through a simple web app, the new .CA Internet Performance Test, Canadians can evaluate several performance indicators of their internet connections - including how fast they can download and upload content.. As each user performs a test, data is anonymously collected and aggregated into a large dataset. The result: a better understanding of Canadas internet infrastructures capabilities and the ability to compare connection speeds geographically.. The test will generate reliable, neutral and open data from across the country. It will also help make service providers more accountable, while painting a more accurate picture of internet usage nationwide.. For McKelvey, an assistant professor in Concordias Department of Communication Studies, the project is a great opportunity to partner with Canadian citizens from coast to coast to coast to build a map of internet service across ...
Lumen Morphology and Vascular Resistance Measurements Data Collection Systems, Apparatus and Methods - Patent application
0073] To detect and remove the guide wire and other similar artifacts from the image, an ellipse is fitted to the foreground of a median mask (shown in FIG. 11a). The area inside of the ellipse is then blanked to remove any small disconnected regions as shown in FIG. 11B. Applying the resulting mask to the OCT image, the average intensity value along each scan line of the masked OCT image is calculated (shown in FIG. 11c as a plurality of scan lines of varying shading). The guide wire shadow is then identified via the use of a suitable gradient filter, such as the Sobel edge detector and the guide wire offset (its radial distance from the catheter) is detected inside the guide wire shadow region. Shadows from other sources such as stent struts and residual blood are also detected and need to be delineated from the guide wire shadow. The midpoints of all detected shadow regions on all frames is then collected and used as nodes to build a minimum spanning tree. In one embodiment of the invention, ...
Chemicals In Cosmetics Data Collection Tool - Chemicals in Cosmetics | HealthData.gov
This data is from the California Safe Cosmetics Program (CSCP) in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The primary purpose of the CSCP is to collect information on hazardous and potentially hazardous ingredients in cosmetic products sold in California and to make this information available to the public.. For all cosmetic products sold in California, the California Safe Cosmetics Act ("the Act") requires the manufacturer, packer, and/or distributor named on the product label to provide to the CSCP a list of all cosmetic products that contain any ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, or other developmental or reproductive harm.. To assist companies with reporting, CDPH has compiled a list of reportable ingredients based on lists and reports available from the authoritative scientific bodies cited in the Act to cause cancer or reproductive harm; it is meant to serve as guidance and is not all-inclusive. Companies with reportable ingredients in their products ...
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Data collection on maternity protection
Combining work, family and personal life" is a substantive element of the Decent Work Agenda. The legal framework indicators for "Combining work, family and personal life" measure the existence and scope of maternity, paternity and parental leave laws. They form part of the indicators developed for Measuring Decent Work. This section provides a short and comprehensive overview of these legal indicators as contained in the Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws on maternity protection. More information is also available in the global report on Maternity at work: A review of national legislation. Second edition (see executive summaries).. The Legal Indicators for "Combining work, family and personal life" include:. ...
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Data Collection on the ATI Neurostimulation System: SPG Stimulation for Cluster Headache - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
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What is the cost of blood products in the United Kingdom National Health Service?
STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A detailed microcosting study was used to cost two key inputs into transfusion: transfusion laboratory and nursing inputs. For each input, data collection forms were developed to capture staff time, equipment, and consumables associated with each step in the transfusion process. Costing results were combined with costs of blood product wastage to calculate the cost per unit transfused, separately for different blood products. Data were collected in 2014/15 British pounds and converted to US dollars.. RESULTS: A total of 438 data collection forms were completed by 74 staff. The cost of administering blood was $71 (£49) per unit for red blood cells, $84 (£58) for platelets, $55 (£38) for fresh-frozen plasma, and $72 (£49) for cryoprecipitate.. CONCLUSIONS: Blood administration costs add substantially to the costs of the blood products themselves. These are frequently incurred costs; applying estimates to the blood components supplied to UK hospitals in 2015, the ...
US Patent for Blood component collection system with optimizer Patent (Patent # 5,970,423 issued October 19, 1999) - Justia...
A blood component collection system with optimization capabilities. In one embodiment, process parameters are derived from an input/configured predetermined blood component yield and which is based upon the maximization of at least one process parameter. Thereafter, the blood component collection procedure is performed with these derived process control parameters. In another embodiment, process parameters are derived from an input total procedure time from a maximized value for at least one of the other process control parameters so as to maximize blood component yield in this fixed time. Thereafter, the blood component collection procedure is performed with these derived parameters.
National Household Education Survey, 1996
The National Household Education Survey (NHES) series reports information on the condition of education in the United States by collecting data at the household level rather than using a traditional school-based data collection system. The surveys attempt to address many current issues in education, such as preprimary education, school safety and discipline, adult education, and activities related to citizenship. This survey included two topical survey components: Parent/Family Involvement in Education (PFI) and Adult and Youth Civic Involvement (CI). The PFI component, which elicited information from parents and children aged 3 years through grade 12, focused on four areas: types and frequency of family involvement in childrens schools, communication with teachers or other school personnel, childrens homework and behavior, and learning activities with children outside of school. Other information collected for this component pertained to student experiences at school, childrens personal and ...
Project MUSE - Health Data Issues for Hispanics: Implications for Public Health Research
Abstract The limited availability of Hispanic health data has hampered the development of targeted public health policies. Hispanics represent 11.5 percent of the population and are projected to become the largest minority group in the United States by the year 2010. This paper explores current issues in Hispanic health data collection, examines methodological concerns, and presents recommendations for future Hispanic public health data collection. Data are derived from statistical reports of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Center for Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other empirical studies. Recommendations include: collecting both race and ethnic-specific data by Hispanic subgroup, designing appropriate data collection instruments and approaches, and selecting referent groups for comparison purposes. The authors conclude that the renewed national focus on health disparities among underserved populations requires an increased commitment to adequately identify Hispanic ...
UPDATE: FCC Releases Report & Order on Broadband Data Collection | Connect Iowa
Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019) - At the Federal Communication Commissions (FCC) August 1 Open Meeting, the Commission approved a highly anticipated Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the topic of broadband data collection and mapping. The Report and Order (Order) establishes the "Digital Opportunity Data Collection," distinct from the current data collection process called Form 477, which will gather geospatial broadband service availability data to advance the goal of universal service.. In the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Second Further Notice), the FCC asks stakeholders to respond to a variety of questions on the new Digital Opportunity Data Collection in order to enhance the "accuracy and usefulness of broadband deployment reporting.". Click here or on the below image to read a Connected Nation Policy Brief that provides understanding of this Order. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question or concerns. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - What micronutrient deficiencies should be considered in distinct neurological disorders? Topical collection on nutrition and obesity. AU - Maxwell IV, Pinckney J.. AU - Montgomery, Stephanie C.. AU - Cavallazzi, Rodrigo. AU - Martindale, Robert. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. N2 - The expanding understanding of the biochemical and physiologic role of micronutrients, commonly referred to as vitamins and minerals, is driving the identification of their consequences in both deficiency and toxicity. Neural tissue is quite sensitive to physiologic changes, and as such, micronutrient deficiencies can have significant and profound effects on the functioning of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Understanding which micronutrients can affect the nervous system can aid physician identification of these neurological symptoms and signs, leading to diagnostic testing and appropriate therapy.. AB - The expanding understanding of the biochemical and physiologic role of micronutrients, ...
US3866608A - Aseptic suction collection system and method - Google Patents
A dual chamber aseptic suction collection system and method employing separable blood and collection reservoirs one of which retains withdrawn blood capable of reinfusion into the patient. The collection system provides an automatic sealing mechanism to completely seal the blood reservoir upon detachment from the collection reservoir. The invention furthermore encompasses a method for using the dual chamber system which includes the isolation of collected blood in a sealable container.
Qualitative psychological research - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
In qualitative research, the researcher is the primary data collection instrument. Qualitative research involves data collected from participant observations, interviews, questionnaires, phone calls, focus groups etc. Interviewing, focus groups, and participant observation are common modes of qualitative data gathering. Interviews are used in most types of qualitative research. Participant observation is a method particularly employed by ethnographers in the anthropological tradition. It is used to learn about the naturally occurring routines, interactions and practices of a particular group of people in their social environments, and so to understand their culture. When a researcher becomes a part of the participants in the situation under observation, it is called a participant observer. Furthermore, qualitative data can be used to strengthen quantitative research designs in general and intervention research designs (i.e., experimental, quasi-experimental) in particular. For ...
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REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM - A data collection system collects and stores physiological data from an ambulatory patient at a high resolution and/or a high data rate ("more detailed data") and sends a low-resolution and/or downsampled version of the data ("less detailed data") to a remote server via a wireless network. The server automatically analyzes the less detailed data to detect an anomaly, such as an arrhythmia. A two-tiered analysis scheme is used, where the first tier is more sensitive and less specific than the second tier. If the more sensitive analysis detects or suspects the anomaly, the server signals the data collector to send more detailed data that corresponds to a time period associated with the anomaly. The more specific second tier analyses the more detailed data to verify the anomaly. The server may also store the received data and make it available to a user, such as via a graphical or tabular display ...
AUTOMATED AND SECURE DATA COLLECTION FOR SECURING AND MANAGING GAMING NETWORKS - IGT
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The clinic was evaluated and results showed the clinic met or exceeded identified goals. The clinic was evaluated by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) at Group Health Research Institute. The CCHE developed the evaluation plan and logic model, designed data collection tools, recruited evaluation volunteers, oversaw data collection efforts, administered a survey, and analyzed survey and clinic data. Primary data sources included patient surveys, volunteer surveys, and a web application that tracked services access and patient and volunteer numbers. Evaluation activities focused on two main aspects of the clinic due to limited resources: the patient experience and the volunteer experience. Overall 98% of patients surveyed were satisfied with the care they received and 96% of volunteers were satisfied with their experience. The following discussion references data from 2014 only, as the evaluation of the 2015 clinic has not yet been completed. Clinic achievements as reflected in ...
Health and Retirement Study : ADAMS Wave C: June 2006 through May 2008 (Data Release Version 8.0, April 2013)
Note to Users: This program is designed to create a codebook that matches the distribution dataset. Codebook content is derived from the data collection system used to gather information for this study, e.g. Blaise. If you have any questions or suggestions concerning codebook layout or content please bring them to the attention of the HRS staff at [email protected] ...
Patent US6409970 - Biopsy collection system - Google Patents
A biopsy collection system for use during colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, prostate and liver procedures. The system provides a device and method which enable safe and secure handling of transparent specimen containers during a biopsy collection procedure and which permit the ready visualization of minuscule tissue samples within a minimum of time during such a procedure. The device includes structure for safely securing transparent specimen containers in a hands-free condition on the device and structure for selectively illuminating one or more of the specimen containers by a light source directing light upwardly through the specimen container so that a person looking from a position above the specimen container can readily visualize the presence and quality of a minuscule tissue sample.
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Both bivariate and multivariate analytic approaches were used to examine 2010 NAMCS data in order to answer the research question. The NAMCS was designed and is used to collect data on the actual use and provision of ambulatory care services throughout the US. A national sample of ambulatory care visits are surveyed in order to collect the data. A complex four-stage probability sampling design is employed in the data collection process. A description of the sampling strategy is discussed elsewhere . Because they were the most recently available data at the onset of this study, the 2010 NAMCS data were used. These data are weighted, by the survey designers, to be nationally representative of patient health records.. As recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), all analyses were performed on weighted data. The weighting, as calculated, uses the most recently available census data to provide a stratified representation of ...
Cystic Fibrosis Unite | Exploration of the impact of 'mild phenotypes' on median age at death in the UK CF registry
What does this mean and reasons for caution?. It is likely that the improvement in survival reported in the UK CF Registry from 2007 to 2010 represented the improvement in survival among people with typical CF who are pancreatic insufficient. This suggests a true improvement in survival, rather than just an effect of including more people in the registry with more mild disease. Along with the findings of another study that the median age of death among people with CF is improving more rapidly than that of the general population, this should engender hope among the CF population. However, only data for four years were analysed and this analysis may be affected by the improvement of the data collection system.. ...
Treatment of a PHC Source Zone using Land Application of Sulfate
This pilot-scale experiment was performed in the sand pit area at the University of Waterloo Groundwater Research Facility at CFB Borden located near Alliston, ON. A multicomponent PHC source zone (3 m x 3 m) was emplaced in 2012 between 1 and 3 m below ground surface inside a sheet pile walled experimental gate. Simulation tools were used to design an optimal sulfate dosage system that would satisfy the reagent delivery and remediation requirements. Three episodes of sulfate release (5 m3 of 5-20 g/L Na2SO4, and 0.3 g/L (NH4)2SO4) at the ground surface were conducted over an 8-month period. A host of multilevel monitoring wells in conjunction with a real-time resistivity data collection system was employed to continuously track sulfate patterns and migration. Treatment performance was evaluated based on changes in sulfate concentration in the plume and PHC mass discharge across a downgradient monitoring fence line. Results from compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) and biomarker tools were ...
Patent US7250547 - Wetness monitoring system - Google Patents
The present invention relates to a wetness monitoring system that includes a data collection device that sends wetness measurement data to a central computer that detects changes in wetness measurement data caused by the presence of urine or other dielectric fluids. The data collection device includes a semi-reusable sensor and reusable data collector that are worn on a garment of the person. The data collector includes an internal power source so that the person can live a normal ambulatory life. The data collector has an electrical circuit that uses the changing resistance characteristics in the sensor to gather wetness measurement data. The data collector periodically generates and transmits a signal containing the actual wetness measurement data. The signals are coded to identify the particular data collector or person sending the signal. The data collector is programmed to conserve power by sending signals less frequently during periods when the sensor is clearly dry. Signals are sent more
Ramblings | Stephen R. Martin
Moreover, this is still a simplified example. We have thus far only talked about my measurement error. There are all sorts of external sources of variation that insert themselves into the system. What if I randomly sampled the light sensor across the year to collect data on baseline light levels when the lamp is on and off? Then there are new conditions, new sources of uncertainty.. Recall that I previously collected light data when the lamp is on and off, in order to operationalize and quantify what I consider dark and not dark, on a May Tuesday at 4pm. My statistical inference is based on whether my current light data is improbably larger than would be expected assuming the light measure is under the operationalized dark regime. But across multiple data collections, there can be several random sources of light variation that are irrelevant to my question, but nevertheless affect my data collection process.. If I collected light data across multiple rooms, multiple days, multiple seasons, ...
Responsive Management -- Web-Based Surveys
Web-based surveys hold promise. Among the many advantages Web-based surveys bring are rapid return of data, reduced effort in data handling, and potentially lower study costs. With convenience come caveats. The most important caveat is that there are challenges calculating response rates and generalizing findings from data collected in an open Web-based survey. In theory, when performing an open Web-based survey every Web browsing person who sees the survey and does not complete it is a nonrespondent, so keeping track of every visitor may indicate phenomenally low response rates. Another problem with open Web-based surveys is that the results of open Web-based surveys are not generalizable to the general population. Surveys posted on the Web are not viewed by the general population but rather a self-selected group of Web users, and, according to much research, Web users are significantly different in many ways from non-Web users. Further complicating results, those Web users who arrive at the ...
Park Water Sanitation District Case Study
PWSDs migration to Esri solutions resulted in a 100 percent improvement in workflows that had depended on paper-based processes. The district has cut over 150 hours of work per year in maintenance activities and has seen the elimination of duplicate work. By deploying Esris versatile solutions, PWSD has successfully streamlined the field data collection process, which has made it easier for field crews to identify infrastructure in need of maintenance or repair. In-house specialists are able to easily examine data collected during inspections and testing, determine whether action is needed, then seamlessly assign the issue to field crews for completion. Supervisors use the dashboards to monitor and analyze the data collected by in-house field crews, as well as third-party agency data, and apply what they gather to current decision-making. The districts use of Esri technology has promoted clear and accurate communications with customers and improved relationships within the community.. During ...
Study says Apple data-mining safeguards don't protect privacy enough | Engadget
During last years WWDC in June 2016, Apple noted it would be adopting some degree of differential privacy methods to ensure privacy while the company mined user data on iOS and Mac OS. In short, the technique adds noise to data that scrambles it enough to prevent it from becoming identifiable -- though the company made clear at the time that its data collection process was opt-in. Over a year later, a study claims that Apples methods fall short of the digital privacy communitys expectations for how much a users data is kept private.
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Analytical Techniques for the Improvement of Mass Spectrometry Protein Profiling - [email protected]
Bioinformatics is rapidly advancing through the "post-genomic" era following the sequencing of the human genome. In preparation for studying the inner workings behind genes, proteins and even smaller biological elements, several subdivisions of bioinformatics have developed. The subdivision of proteomics, concerning the structure and function of proteins, has been aided by the mass spectrometry data source. Biofluid or tissue samples are rapidly assayed for their protein composition. The resulting mass spectra are analyzed using machine learning techniques to discover reliable patterns which discriminate samples from two populations, for example, healthy or diseased, or treatment responders versus non-responders. However, this data source is imperfect and faces several challenges: unwanted variability arising from the data collection process, obtaining a robust discriminative model that generalizes well to future data, and validating a predictive pattern statistically and biologically.This ...
EMCDDA | Prevention of infectious diseases
EMCDDA data collection on the prevention and reduction of infectious diseases among people who use drugs began in 2000 in the context of its project on drug-related infectious diseases. In 2002 the activity became part of the newly created harm reduction area. Data collection and analyses cover information on policies, interventions and best practice in the area of prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who use drugs. As part of its routine tasks, the EMCDDA is called upon by the Horizontal Drugs Group of the European Union to provide concise information on selected topics. In March 2005, a short briefing paper was prepared by the agency at the request of the HDG to summarise the European perspective on responding to blood borne infections among injecting drug users.. Every year, an overview of activities in infectious disease prevention in the Member States is included in the Annual Report; statistical data are provided in the health and social responses-section of the ...
Tilastokeskus - Illness - a fact or an experience?
Kaisa-Mari Okkonen, the writer works as Senior Statistician at the Social Statistics department of Statistics Finland.. Health is an experiential state, which, when studied with survey methods, requires sensitivity to the effects of the measurement methods and the context of asking. Pre-testing related to questionnaire and question design helps to understand the nature of knowledge and to make interpretations of this multidimensional phenomenon.. DESIGNING OF A DATA COLLECTION FORM is a complex where the objectives of measurement and the practices of interview interaction must be reconciled. This is often not easy, because from the viewpoint of measurement, good and precise question formulations do not necessarily work well in an interview situation, and on the other hand, question design only on the terms of interaction weakens the quality and comparability of the responses obtained.. In planning Statistics Finlands surveys this tension is managed by means of questionnaire standards. The aim ...
eLMIS | BLN Subjects | Better Immunization Data Initiative
Global. The Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative combines a "top down" approach with a "bottom up" view. We begin with the national strategies, incorporating the current context of the users (e.g., the functional architecture) before considering the facility applications (e.g., the technical architecture) that are in use and have gained traction, and how they might tie together. Through a series of seven chapters, you will be led through the steps to organize how your processes and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure can be integrated and standardized to meet a ministry of healths vision and requirements. This document is not intended to be a definitive description of any single countrys health enterprise architecture (EA). Rather, it is a starting point; a toolkit that may be adapted by countries, as necessary, to a specific countrys needs and reflective of their unique context. Readers are not expected to be experts in ICT or in EA. ...
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Pre-Approved Electives | University of Maryland Project Management
SURV 615 Statistical Methods I (3). Prerequisite: Must have completed a two course sequence in probability and statistics; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must be in Survey Methodology (Masters) program; or permission of instructor.. First course in a two term sequence in applied statistical methods covering topics such as regression, analysis of variance, categorical data, and survival analysis.. SURV 616 Statistical Methods II (3). Prerequisite: SURV615.. Builds on the introduction to linear models and data analysis provided in Statistical Methods I. Topics include analysis of longitudinal data and time series, categorical data analysis and contingency tables, logistic regression, log-linear models for counts, statistical methods in epidemiology, and introductory life testing.. SURV 623 Data Collection Methods in Survey Research (3). Prerequisite: SURV400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact ...
Patente US6716200 - Antimicrobial urine collection system and methods of manufacturing the same - Google Patentes
An antimicrobial urine collection system comprising a urine collection bag and tubing each made from a polymer, wherein the polymer comprises therein from about 0.1 to 20 phr of an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent is preferably a phosphoric acid metal salt, preferably one in which zinc is the metal. The agent can be compounded into the polymer material for forming the system components.
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Data collection. Data analysis. Report writing & presentation. A brief discussion on these steps is: Problem audit and problem ... The data collection steps, can in some instances be automated, but often require significant manpower to undertake. ... Data collection - Use mail, telephone, internet, mall intercepts Codification and re-specification - Make adjustments to the ... The data acquired for quantitative marketing research can be analysed by almost any of the range of techniques of statistical ...
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"identifiers.org". Data collection: RRID. Retrieved 18 April 2016. "NIDA supports SciCrunch and RRIDs in making research ... It is intended to provide a common source of data to the research community and the data about Research Resource Identifiers ( ... A cooperative and collaborative data and resource discovery platform for scientific communities". Frontiers in Neuroinformatics ... a community portal for researchers and a content management system for data and databases. ...
"Data Collection Methodology". SEMI. Retrieved 2014-10-15. "SEMI Data Collection Programs". SEMI. Retrieved 2014-10-15. "2014: A ... Data for the reports is collected directly from suppliers through a confidential data collection program via an independent ... There are data collection programs in the following areas. Equipment market Packaging market Materials market Semiconductor ... Its billing data is considered an important leading indicator of demand trends and is closely watched within the industry and ...
1860 United States Census
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The New York Times Best Seller list
Leading data collection. The Times provides booksellers with a form containing a list of books it believes might be bestsellers ... Data is adjusted to give more weight to independent book stores, which are underrepresented in the sample. The lists are ... p. 4. it gives more emphasis on the literary novels and short-story collections reviewed so often in our pages Bosman, Julie ( ... The exact method for compiling the data obtained from the booksellers is classified as a trade secret. Book Review staff editor ...
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If enacted, the bill would (1) Require states to identify and report child sex trafficking victims; (2) Improve data collection ... Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Retrieved 2014-02-19) S. 1118: Child Sex Trafficking Data and Response Act of 2013. GovTrack ... Similar bills were introduced in Congress in 2013: S. 1118: Child Sex Trafficking Data and Response Act of 2013 introduced by ... National Indian Child Welfare Association, 2014-01-17 (Retrieved 2014-02-19) The Child Sex Trafficking Data and Response Act of ...
"SEMI Data Collection Programs". SEMI. Retrieved 2014-10-16. "SEMI® Book-to-Bill Report". SEMI. Retrieved 2014-10-15. " ... Detailed reports are available to SEAJ members and manufacturers who participate in the SEAJ data collection program. As of ... The reports provide recent data on market size and near-term forecasts, and include book-to-bill data. They are available free ... Historical Book-To-Bill Press Release Data SEMI book-to-bill data, from 1991 (Excel spreadsheet). ...
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Double beta decay
Data collection from 2011. Majorana, using high purity 76Ge p-type point-contact detectors. XMASS using liquid Xe Proposed/ ... Particle Data Group) (2016). "Review of Particle Physics". Chinese Physics C. 40 (10): 100001. Bibcode:2016ChPhC..40j0001P. doi ... Experiments taking data as of November 2017: COBRA, 116Cd in room temperature CdZnTe crystals CUORE, 130Te in ultracold TeO2 ...
"Crowdsource Your Data Collection?". EnvironmentalBiophysics.org. Environmental Biophysics. Retrieved 20 July 2017. Graybeal, ... SciStarter is a collection of smart web tools and an event-based organization that connects people to more than 1,200 ... "Citizen Science Isn't Just About Collecting Data". Slate.com. Slate.com. Retrieved 20 July 2017. "SciStarter API". SciStarter. ... "Knight Prototype Fund Winners: Storytelling, Data, Secure Internet and More". MediaShift.org. MediaShift. Retrieved 17 August ...
Cedar Grove Plantation
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Hispanic and Latino communities in Metro Atlanta
Ethnography: Data Collection Projects. Prospect Heights, Illinois:Waveland Press. Pp. 123-129. Rees, Martha W. and Jennifer ... Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data; Geographic Area: Atlanta city, Georgia, US Census Bureau Profile ... Census 2000 and 2010 data DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000; ... International Data Base. https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbagg. US Bureau of the Census. 2001. The Hispanic Population in ...
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Edwin Charles Steinbrecher
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Collection of meteorological data. Meteorological studies can help researchers measure the efficacy of forest canopies in ... Canopy research is the field of scientific research based upon data collected in the canopy of trees. Description of plant and ... Upper canopy collection and identification of grapevines (Vitis) from selected forests in the southeastern United States. ...
... streamlined patient data collection; increased access for Medisafe physicians; and integration of sleep studies from a ... OnPatient puts an emphasis on primary data recorded by patients themselves through smartphones and apps. The data is used to ... Doctors who used their EHR app to store and track patient data received up to $44,000 in incentives from federal subsidies. In ... Health records on the iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch sync up together and link to Apple's HealthKit data repository and ...
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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FIFRA established registration for all pesticides, which is only done after a period of data collection to determine the ... Copies of the labels of most pesticides registered in the USA can be obtained at Crop Data Management Systems, Inc. ... The three categories have a similar application process, but have different data requirements and review policies. Depending on ... Falsification of any test-related information or the submission of any false data to support registration. ...
The Mary Astor Collection, historical website dedicated to the study of Mary Astor's work as an actress and author ... BNF: cb138909427 (data). *GND: 129622591. *ISNI: 0000 0003 6854 6926. *LCCN: n86034206 ... Mary Astor scrapbook, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections ...
Advance Data from Vital and Health Statistics (343): 1-19. PMID 15188733.. CS1 maint: ref=harv (link). ... to the collection of individual histories of members of that group, or to the history of western medical practices that were ... Physician Data Query (PDQ®). National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH. Archived from the original on 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12- ... Even those with positive results can be better explained as resulting in false positives due to bias and noisy data. ...
A clear overlay on a map, on which notations, additional data, or copied data, can be drawn without damaging the map ... and several major library comic book research collections, including the Comic Art Collection at Michigan State University. ... Scott, Randall W. (1998). "A Practicing Comic-Book Librarian Surveys His Collection and Craft". Serials Review. 24 (1): 49-56. ... "Albany library's entire collection exposed to smoke". Athens Messenger. Archived from the original on 2015-07-03. Retrieved ...
In this case, due to long automated calls, untrained workers, mismanagement of documents, poor data collection, and a variety ... Using data on credit offers and pricing, we document that improvements in households' financial health led to better terms for ... State-level data on health care spending, utilization, and insurance coverage, including details extensive Medicaid information ... "reduced unpaid medical bills sent to collection by $3.4 billion in its first two years, prevented new delinquencies, and ...
Level of measurement
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
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Ian Fleming's 1966 short story collection Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and the 1983 James Bond film were partly inspired ... Relevant data at Google Ngram Viewer.. *^ "Octopus". Oxforddictionaries.com. 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.. ... hooking and hand collection. Octopus is eaten in many cultures and is a common food on the Mediterranean and Asian coasts. ...
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Internet of things
Data security - At the time of designing IoT companies should ensure that data collection, storage and processing would be ... The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is an application of the IoT for medical and health related purposes, data collection and ... Data storage. A challenge for producers of IoT applications is to clean, process and interpret the vast amount of data ... Some examples of legislation that is relevant to privacy and data collection are: the US Privacy Act of 1974, OECD Guidelines ...
Mann-Whitney U test
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Ohio State University
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Data Collection - Information Services
... secure data collection of the courses taken by students in the public school districts of Massachusetts. SCS collects data at ... DATA COLLECTION NEWS ARCHIVES. Terminology and Application Information:. SIF: Schools Interoperability Framework. The ... Part of this grant will be used to introduce new technology to improve the data collection process. Over time the ESE will ... The Student Information Management System (SIMS) is a student-level data collection system that allows the Department to ...
WebTrends Data Collection API | ProgrammableWeb
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Schedule data collection
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- Their platform focuses on leveraging analytics and data collection to empower their clients to make informed decisions about their digital marketing endeavors. (programmableweb.com)
- The WebTrends Data Collection API is designed to connect with user applications, functioning as a collection tool for analytics data and metrics. (programmableweb.com)
- The social-networking giant is testing technology that would sharply increase the amount of data it collects about its users, Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin said. (nypost.com)
- Rudin said the collected data could be stored in a data-analytics warehouse and might be used in a wide range of ways, including more precise targeting of advertisements. (nypost.com)
- Web analytics and surveys/feedback forms are used by over 80% of respondents to inform data collection, followed by voice of the customer tools, used by over 60% of respondents. (emarketer.com)
- To transform data collection processes from paper-based to efficient digital systems, Deloitte supports the implementation of XBRL-enabled data collection, validation, and analytics systems. (deloitte.com)
- The methods range from traditional and simple, such as a face-to-face interview, to more sophisticated ways to collect and analyze data. (noupe.com)
- This is where qualitative data collection methods come into play. (noupe.com)
- While qualitative methods involve the collection, analysis, and management of data , instead of counting responses or recording numeric data, this method aims to assess factors like the thoughts and feelings of research participants. (noupe.com)
- Qualitative data collection methods go beyond recording events to create context. (noupe.com)
- Qualitative data collection methods allow researchers to identify these events and weave them into their results narrative, which is nearly impossible to do with just a quantitative approach. (noupe.com)
- There are three commonly used qualitative data collection methods: ethnographic, theory grounded, and phenomenological. (noupe.com)
- Since the introduction of computers, there has been an evolution of improvements in data collection methods corresponding to advances in technology. (biomedcentral.com)
- We present a summary of the evolution of computerized data collection methods including web development methods. (biomedcentral.com)
- With this API, developers can programmatically create automated data collection tools that will post relevant data to the user's account in WebTrend's data collection server. (programmableweb.com)
- Or it may collect data on whether a Facebook user's news feed is visible at a given moment on the user's cellphone screen. (nypost.com)
- It is the other type, the behavioral data such as a user's "likes," that may be greatly expanded, Rudin said. (nypost.com)
- When operator sets the instrument collect IP data, the system will default the on time equals to the off time. (environmental-expert.com)
- Data Relay System From Surface Based Systems Through Satellite Transponder To Ground Receiving System. (slideserve.com)
- The purpose of this project was to design a data collection system that is cost-efficient, adaptable, easy to use, and effective at increasing data collection adherence. (wmich.edu)
- Overall, web-based data entry using a dynamic approach proved to be a very efficient and effective data collection system. (biomedcentral.com)
- Data Analysis in Excel Course- learn the basics of Data Analysis by understanding the Min formula, Max formula, Median Formula. (usimrc.org)
- This study used a customized data spreadsheet with embedded immediate graphic feedback using the Microsoft Excel® app and automatic scheduled prompts using a calendar app. (wmich.edu)
- Data analysis can take various formats. (noupe.com)
- Before this method, qualitative data analysis was actually done before any quantitative data was collected, so it was disconnected from the collection and analysis process. (noupe.com)
- Collecting and validating data can be very time consuming, leaving little time for the actual analysis to produce information and insight. (deloitte.com)
- An overview of the process of qualitative data analysis based on Alan Bryman's four stages of analysis. (usimrc.org)
- While data are essential to behavior analysis, collecting the type of data that behavior analysts often require can be a labor-intensive and time-consuming task. (wmich.edu)
- While electronic data collection seems to be gaining popularity within applied behavior analysis, many obstacles still exist. (wmich.edu)
- This data collection method expedited data processing and analysis and eliminated the need for cumbersome and expensive transfer and tracking of forms, data entry, and verification. (biomedcentral.com)
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- NHS Improvement has published a guide to support trusts with the 2018/19 data collection process and help improve electronic staff record (ESR) data quality. (networks.nhs.uk)
- Data collectors (e.g. regulators or data aggregators) process large amounts of data as input for their final products. (deloitte.com)
- Automation allows the elimination of many inefficient, error-prone manual activities to process submitted data. (deloitte.com)
- This paper outlines a systematic web-based approach to facilitate this process through locally developed code and to describe the results of using this process after two years of data collection. (biomedcentral.com)
- One of the most significant advancements in remote entry is the process of entering data on a form accessed on the Web. (biomedcentral.com)
- Armed with over 30 form fields and powerful integrations, our data collection app lets you create and share forms both online and offline. (zoho.com)
- With an eye-catching minimalist design, our mobile data collection app lets you create forms and collect data on the move. (zoho.com)
- Use our robust form builder as a field data collection app, to create custom forms and collect field data with ease. (zoho.com)
- In the early 1970s, large multi-center trials such as the Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program collected massive amounts of data through questionnaires completed at physicians' offices via paper forms and transferred these forms to a central site where the data were manually entered into mainframe computers [ 2 , 3 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
- Then, share the data collection forms through AirDrop, email, print, any cloud storage set up on the iPad (Google Drive or Drop Box), or saved to Photos. (attainmentcompany.com)
- ZZ finds sometime operators need customise their IP windows, thus FlashRES records all the data and this enables operators to form their own IP windows data with their own window size criteria. (environmental-expert.com)
- Remember to scroll to the top of the form before entering or editing data. (reit.com)
- Simply open an image or PDF file of any data collection form. (attainmentcompany.com)
- Then customize the form to make data collection manageable for both teachers and paraeducators alike. (attainmentcompany.com)
- Specifically, there have been dramatic advances in the development of web-based data collection instruments. (biomedcentral.com)
- To be user friendly, ZZ has in-house program to convert IP data into defaulted windowed data. (environmental-expert.com)
- In the early 1980s, studies such as the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program [ 4 , 5 ] improved on the quality and faster availability of the data by using personal computers at the local sites for data entry and then for transfer of data electronically via modems to the mainframes. (biomedcentral.com)