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Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To Ensure Accuracy

...o makesure they are comparing apples to apples, or rankings can become skewed andunfairly penalize high-qualit...onsibility to be sure the methods used to generate rankings are as accurateas possible." The researchers analyzed the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Con...

How Reliable Are League Tables?

...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. Contac...

Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds

... or excellent, althoughthere are fewer "excellent" rankings from rural residents. 91 percent are very or somewhat satisfied with access to nearby medical care,although 16 percent of rural residents drove more than 50 miles one-way to see adoctor in the past year. 65 percent say they are not satisfied or onl...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

... with thesurgeries we perform." In determining its rankings of the nation's best cardiology and heart surgeryprograms, U.S. News & World Report, which published its ratings in the July 19,1999 issue, took into account reputation, mortality rates, membership in theCouncil of Teaching Hospitals, availability of...

Visionary physician pioneers alternative clubfoot treatment

...t. The UI College of Medicine earns high national rankings for excellence in graduate education and quality biomedical research. Its researchers are world leaders in areas ranging from cardiovascular studies and brain mapping to age-related macular degeneration and cochlear implant research and implantation...

Cost-effectiveness assessments important for HIV response in Africa

...ation of new funds for HIV/AIDS requires more than rankings of cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, value for money is important, especially in African countries, where resources are particularly scarce and needs are so great. Existing cost-effectiveness data are few, and much more high quality research is neede...

UC Davis Medical Center ranks

... options." U.S. News & World Report arrived at the rankings based on numbers of procedures performed, patient death rates, nurse-to-patient ratios, availability of important medical technologies and other factors. In each of the six specialties for which it earned a top ranking, UC Davis Medical Center recei...

Initial Avon/NCI breast cancer research grants awarded in 'Progress for Patients' awards program

...of breast cancer." Funding decisions, based on the rankings of the reviewed projects, were approved by NCI Director Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. "I'm extremely pleased that the funding made possible by the Avon-NCI private-public partnership will support well-designed research that includes minorities and ...

Study: Transferred patients hurt big hospitals' rankings

... The authors call upon those who prepare hospital rankings and reports to either include a hospital's transfe... quality models need to change, to make scores and rankings more accurate." Rosenberg led the study along with Rodney Hayward, M.D., a professor of internal med...

Fox Chase Cancer Center named best place to work in the US for academia researchers

...pondents who considered it important. The overall rankings are based on the average score per institution from all respondents on all factors weighted according to their regional importance. "We are extremely collegial and collaborative, with a can-do attitude. I think that is extremely important," said Ant...

Health education PhD program ranked one of top in nation

...ion to the student category, researchers based the rankings on faculty variables, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, editorships in health education-related journals and external research funding obtained. USF was one of only six programs ranked in the top 10 for both student and faculty crite...

Texas Children's Hospital jumps up in list of 'America's Best'

... "The annual appearance of Texas Children's in the rankings is a testimony to our mission of providing the state-of-the-art pediatric patient care, education and research," said Mark A. Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Texas Children's Hospital. "It's a major accomplishment to be cited by pe...

McMaster named Canadian Research University of the Year

...s annual Top 50 Research Universities report. The rankings are based on total sponsored research income, facu...search income per full-time faculty position. The rankings are based on Statistics Canada data. Mamdouh Shoukri, vice-president of research and international a...

Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ranked 8th in nation by 'Child' magazine

... the nationfrom among 144 original applicants. The rankings also listed VanderbiltChildren's Hospital as seventh in the nation for pediatric cancerservices. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Vanderbilt University MedicalCenter, Harry Jacobson, M.D., says this is evidence that Vanderbilt hasbeen successfu...

Monkey 'pay-per-view' study could aid understanding of autism

...they act as if they make judgments about dominance rankings and of the importance of other individuals for their own reproductive success," said Platt. "But there have been no real quantitative experimental demonstrations that monkeys actually process this information and use it in decision-making. "More broa...

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