Jennifer Long

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FCND Discussion Papers contain preliminary material and research results, and are circulated prior to a full peer review in order to stimulate discussion and critical comment. It is expected that most Discussion Papers will eventually be published in some other form, and that their content may also be revised. Abstract Over the past decade, donor-funded(More)
Information quality (IQ) problems can have severe consequences in the health care sector. Since its inception, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has recognized the importance of information quality and has implemented a new method designed to evaluate the data quality of the numerous CIHI data holdings. The goal of evaluation is to(More)
Notes: Center discussion papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments. We thank Google.org and Google.com for funding. The Principal Investigators and Innovations for Poverty Action retained full intellectual freedom throughout this study. We also thank MTN, Grameen Technology Center and Google for participation(More)
BACKGROUND Canada's pandemic H1N1 influenza A (pH1N1) outbreak led to a high burden of critical illness. Our objective was to describe the incidence of AKI (acute kidney injury) in these patients and risk factors for AKI, renal replacement therapy (RRT), and mortality. METHODS From a prospective cohort of critically ill adults with confirmed or probable(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1pdm09)-related critical illness were frequently treated with systemic corticosteroids. While observational studies have reported significant corticosteroid-associated mortality after adjusting for baseline differences in patients treated with corticosteroids or not, corticosteroids have remained a(More)
While national statistical offices and other central agencies that use administrative health data tend to have data quality programs in place, primary collectors of these data (e.g., hospitals or out-of-hospital medical service organizations) might be less likely to have such programs in place. This paper presents a preliminary Data Quality Checklist, which(More)
Decoders are employed to address individual NWs in crossbars (xbars) used for storage and computation. We report on the simulation and analysis of a membrane-based nanowire (NW) decoder proposed by Pribat and Savage [1] that implements the randomized-contact de-coder (RCD) introduced by Williams and Kuekes [2] and analyzed by Hogg et al [3] and Rachlin and(More)
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