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  • World health statistics 2007 presents the most recent health statistics for WHO’s 193 Member States. This third edition includes a section with 10 highlights of global health statistics for the past year as well as an expanded set of 50 health statistics. World health statistics 2007 has been collated from publications and databases produced by WHO’s technical programmes and regional offi ces. The core set of indicators was selected on the basis of their relevance to global health, the availability and quality of the data, and the accuracy and comparability of estimates.

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  • World Health Statistics 2008 presents the most recent available health statistics for WHO’s 193 Member States. This fourth edition includes 10 highlights of health statistics as well as data on an expanded set of over 70 key health indicators. The indicators were selected on the basis of their relevance to global health monitoring and c onsiderations of data availability, accuracy and comparability among Member States. This publication is in two parts. Part 1 presents 10 topical highlights based on recent publications or results of new analyses of existing data.

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  • World Health Statistics 2006 presents the most recent statistics since 1997 of 50 health indicators for WHO’s 192 Member States. This second edition of World Health Statistics includes an expanded set of statistics, with a particular focus on equity between and within countries. It also introduces a section with 10 highlights in global health statistics for the past year. World Health Statistics 2006 has been collated from publications and databases of WHO’s technical programmes and regional offices.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Commentary: Ensuring health statistics in conflict are evidence-based...

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  • This textbook was designed and developed to provide health care students, primarily health information management and health information technology students, and health care professionals with a rudimentary understanding of the terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing health care statistics and to provide self-testing opportunities and applications of the statistical formulae.

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  • There are many books concerned with statistical theory. This is not one of them. This is a practical book. It is aimed at people who need to understand statistics, but not develop it as a subject. The typical reader might be a postgraduate student in health, life or social science who has no knowledge of statistics, but needs to use quantitative methods in their studies. Students who are engaged in qualitative studies will need to read and understand quantitative studies when they do their literature reviews, this book may be of use to them.

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  • Services’ Offi ce on Women’s Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics as a tool to help identify vulnerable and underserved populations at the state level, where most decisions regarding health policy are developed and implemented. While the project provides data on health, health care, and risk behavior on all populations in each state for which data are collected, women’s health concerns have been targeted for inclusion, and racial and ethnic differences among women are a primary focus.

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  • For many years, the number one cause of death in the United States has been heart disease, which kills more than 650,000 people per year. In addition, almost 25 million people were living with a diagnosis of heart disease in 2004, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The American Medical Association wants people to know and understand that aside from some inherited or congenital conditions, heart disease is largely preventable.

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  • Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 117. Health Advice for International Travel Health Advice for International Travel: Introduction According to the World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourist arrivals in 2004 reached an all-time record of 763 million. This number represents an increase over the 2003 figure of almost 11%—the highest and the only double-digit percentage increase since 1980, when these statistics were first collected. Not only are more people traveling; travelers are seeking more exotic and remote destinations. ...

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  • Our first preface in 1993 emphasized that this book was A, not, The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness. Today, more than ever, it is quite a risk to write ‘The Sociology’ of anything. Moreover, as the wide-ranging references listed at the end of the book indicate, we continue to draw our material from sociology but also many other sources, including psychology and psychiatry. Sociological analyses of our topic are not offered only by sociologists.

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  • Research is essential for the United States to remain a world leader in the development of health advances. The benefi ts of research extend beyond healthy citizens. Research improves our nation’s productivity, increases employment, and improves the fi nancial well-being of our citizens. More progress must be made, both in understanding disease processes in order to develop cures and in bringing these advances to everyone.

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  • Individuals are then identified as workers and nonworkers (i.e., the unemployed and the respective dependents/ spouses of workers). Workers are assigned employer wage distribution characteristics from EDD 2007 data based on firm size and insurance offer status from their MEPS record. e firms are then statistically matched to the Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) data from the 2010 CEHBS, which contains additional information on the actuarial value of the health plans offered.

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  • In Venezuela there are few health organizations that offer structured assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which emphasizes the need to develop a model for the study of these disorders. The model would need to be accurate and able to be used across sites for the diagnosis and identification of ASDs. The Genetic Unit together with the Psychology Department of La Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela, has been trying to standardize the diagnostic process of ASDs while following scientific guidelines and all within our limited resources.

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  • The Workgroup on the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) wishes to thank its colleagues on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) for their many contributions to this report. The report—and indeed, the Workgroup itself—was initiated by the former NCVHS Chair, Don Detmer, at a time when few people championed linkages between the healthcare sector, public health, and the public.

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  • Health disparities are differences that occur by gender, race and ethnicity, education level, income level, disability, or geographic location. Health disparities exist among all age groups, including among children and adolescents. For example, low-income and children of color lag behind their more affl uent and White peers in terms of health status. Children lower in the socioeconomic hierarchy suffer disproportionately from almost every disease and show higher rates of mortality than those above them.

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  • creative and thoughtful new approaches, as indicated above. Their analyses, however, have not been guided by theory or statistical and ethical principles, and have not taken account of extensive research on these issues and development of new methods that has taken place in the last two decades. Government and academic statisticians, largely outside of public health, have developed a variety of “perturbation” methods such as “data swapping” and “controlled rounding” that can limit disclosure risk while maximizing...

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  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good story is worth many columns of statistics. Stories present ideas, conflicts, and, sometimes, resolution. They have depth and dimension, drama and emotion, making them more memorable than data alone. This belief in the power of the story encouraged us—with support from the Kellogg Foundation—to start the Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs in 1999.

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  • Is the value of reducing environmental risk greater for children than for adults? If so, what does this mean for policy makers? This report, the final output of the Valuation of Environment-Related Health Impacts (VERHI) project, presents new research findings on these key environmental policy questions. The authors estimate a "VSL" (Value of a Statistical Life) for children and adults based on new methodological approaches for valuing children’s health.

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  • Medicine without statistics is quackery; statistics without medicine is numerology. Perhaps this is the main reason why clinicians should care about statistics. Statistics in medicine began in the early nineteenth century (it was called “the numerical method” then) and its debut involved disproving the most common and widely accepted medical treatment for millennia: bleeding. From ancient Rome until 1900, all physicians – from Galen to Avicenna to Benjamin Rush – strongly and clearly advocated bleeding as the treatment for most medical illnesses.

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  • Statistics alone do not tell us why mortality or coverage rates are rising or falling, nor suggest which policy responses are appropriate. Chapters 2-7 of this report look beyond the target-by-target information and attempt to identify trends, successes, and failures which are currently affecting the health sector as a whole. Some of the challenges are fundamental, and characteristic of poverty and lack of development in general, although many are specific to health.

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