Mitzi L. Dean

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BACKGROUND Existing risk adjustment models for intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes rely on manual abstraction of patient-level predictors from medical charts. Developing an automated method for abstracting these data from free text might reduce cost and data collection times. OBJECTIVE To develop a support vector machine (SVM) classifier capable of(More)
We examined how traditional (income, education) and nontraditional (public assistance, material deprivation, subjective social standing) socioeconomic status (SES) indicators were associated with self-rated health, physical functioning, and depression in ethnically diverse pregnant women. Using multiple regression, we estimated the association of(More)
Presentation order in paired-comparison testing was varied to measure the impact of primacy versus recency effects on consumer product evaluations. Overall preference and product rating scores were gathered for 1196 male and female Ss aged 13--49 years in two consumer research studies covering 11 taste tests. First position preference bias characterized the(More)
The authors received 228 response to a questionnaire on psychic phenomena mailed to professors and residents in psychiatry, other medical faculty, and deans of medical schools. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents believed that an understanding of psychic phenomena is important to future graduates of psychiatry, and 44% believed that psychic factors are(More)
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