HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
How Reliable Are League Tables?

(Reliability of league tables of in vitro fertilisation clinics: retrospective analysis of live birth rates)

League tables of schools and hospitals are increasingly common and much attention is paid to the precise position of an institution in the table. In this week's BMJ, Marshall and Spiegelhalter describe a new statistical technique that can be used to quantify the uncertainty about ranking. They have applied it to in vitro fertilisation clinics in the UK and found that the rankings were not entirely meaningful and therefore it would be unwise to take them too seriously. Positions in ranking can alter radically year on year, but this does not necessarity mean that a significant change in the success rate has occured.

Contact:

Dr David Spiegelhalter, Senior Statistician, MRC Biostatics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge david.spiegelhalter@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk


'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepher@bma.org.uk
+44 171 383 6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
5-Jun-1998


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows faceguards, safety balls cut number of Little League injuries

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... the use of the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant. ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/banned-quebec-dentist-pierre-dupont-working-as-chiropodist-in-ottawa-1.3515494 ) ... a minimally invasive procedure performed, when indicated, to correct the partial displacement ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... ... Orlando-based Maximized Living has selected Dr. Nick Wilson of Indianapolis to support ... care of Maximized Living doctors at the London Olympics in 2012, U.S. wrestlers won ... the largest contingent of elite chiropractors to Rio to support and care for members ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2016 , ... Mercy College ... campus. The following programs will be expanding due to high demand: Master of ... The expansion will begin this summer. , School of Business Graduate Program ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since launching its annual volunteer ... serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation records in its first ... 23 states during the months of April and May, the 2016 Footwear Cares ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Arizona (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Healing and Spiritual Awakening , announces the addition Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN and ... The addition of Onnit brain and mood optimization products to the store is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016  The ... reached 275 million dollars, according to Kalorama Information and ... includes typing, immunoassays and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare ... had made progress in developing blood collection stations and ... was made in Kalorama Information,s report, Blood ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016   Acsis , a ... that leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC ... the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and Trace Software ... report provides an assessment of the capabilities and business ... trace software market. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160427/360791LOGO ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Schweiz, April 27, 2016 ... CEO Forums in Zürich gab Strekin AG ... Wirkstoffkandidaten STR001 zur Erhaltung des Resthörvermögens von ... bekannt. Für die umfassende Phase-II-Doppelblindstudie mit Placebo-Kontrollgruppe ... angeworben. STR001 wird während der Operation direkt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: