Brian A. Rudolph

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Starting in 1991, U.S. News & World Report has published an annual cover story. "America's Best Hospitals," for which the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) has provided the underlying data. Since 1993, the rankings have been based on a combination of data, including physicians' nominations, the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey of(More)
The first stage of a larger investigation intended to define objective and standardized measures of the quality of care provided by hospitals included the conduct of focus groups with registered nurses, eliciting their opinions as to the merit of a number of potential indicators of hospital quality. The registered nurses in the focus groups settled on the(More)
Diabetes mellitus imposes a significant financial burden on Wisconsin's health care system. One portion of this burden is attributable to the cost of hospitalizing diabetes patients. During 1996 hospital inpatients with a principal diagnosis of diabetes generated over $60 million in hospital charges (physician fees excluded). Ambulatory surgery patients(More)
Although it originated at Texas A&M University in the United States, the Scholastic Programming Contest has quickly evolved into an annual event attracting worldwide interest and participation. For the past several years, the Contest Steering Committee has been working to expand the contest's sphere of opportunity within the ACM community. The ultimate(More)
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