Ester Moher

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Research has shown that risk tolerance increases when multiple decisions and associated outcomes are presented together in a broader “bracket” rather than one at a time. The present studies disentangle the influence of problem bracketing (presenting multiple investment options together) from that of outcome bracketing (presenting the aggregated outcomes of(More)
BACKGROUND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are increasingly used in the long-term treatment of depression. Much of the supporting evidence about the effects of these drugs comes from discontinuation trials, a variant of randomized controlled trials whose design is problematic to interpret. We conducted a systematic review to examine the efficacy and(More)
R trying to publish their work face a duality of tensions. To advance their careers, they must be productive and publish in journals with high impact factors. However, passing the scientific rigor of peer review and editorial approval in these journals makes publishing difficult. Morally corrupt businesses, posing as legitimate publishers, have moved into(More)
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(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are collected with consent for care; however, using the data for any other purpose requires consent for that additional purpose, or the anonymization of the data. Collecting explicit consent to use this data for secondary purposes, before the patient completes a PRO, can also bias the responses. OBJECTIVE We(More)
Two contemporary problems face public health professionals in collecting data from health care providers: the de-identification of geospatial information in a manner that still allows meaningful analysis, and ensuring that provider performance data (e.g., infection or screening rates) is complete and accurate. In this paper, we discuss new methods for(More)
People often underestimate their future personal spending. Across four studies we examined an ‘‘unpacking’’ intervention to reduce this bias. Participants predicted spending for an upcoming week (Study 1), a weekend (Study 2a), a vacation (Study 2b), and for weeks versus self-nominated events (Study 3), and subsequently reported actual spending. In each(More)