Michael P.I. Becker

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The authors tested the "uncertainty hypothesis," which holds that variations in rates of hospitalization or surgeries across small geographic areas reflect differences in physicians' decision making when confronting uncertainty. A small-areas variation analysis of suspected acute cardiac ischemia (ACI) admissions in northern Michigan was performed, and two(More)
Interpersonal violence (IPV) is one of the most frequent causes for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women. Trauma-related triggers have been proposed to evoke automatic emotional responses in PTSD. The present functional magnetic resonance study investigated the neural basis of trauma-related picture processing in women with(More)
BACKGROUND Assigning students to different school tracks on the basis of their achievement levels is a widely used strategy that aims at giving students the best possible learning opportunity. There is, however, a growing body of literature that questions such positive effects of tracking. AIMS This study compared the developmental trajectories of reading(More)
Occupational health promotion is an effective tool to improve the state of health of employees. As part of occupational health promotion in the German Bundeswehr, top-ranking military executives are offered a medical examination and training programme. Health-related data is collected as a basis for training and lifestyle counselling. This data was(More)
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