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We know little about the processes by which we evaluate the opportunity to look at another person. We propose that behavioural economics provides a powerful approach to understanding this basic aspect of social attention. We hypothesized that the decision process culminating in attention to another person follows the same economic principles that govern(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate how the monitoring and treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) has changed in a national sample. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS SETTING Administrative medical claims data from a large, national U.S. insurer. STUDY POPULATION Beneficiaries of a U.S. insurance company. OBSERVATION PROCEDURES All incident cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the experience of dying in a US tertiary academic medical centre and to compare this experience with a historical decedent sample. DESIGN A retrospective, observational, chart audit study of adults (N=159) who died in hospital. SETTING Component hospitals of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital(More)
PURPOSE To ensure optimal care of patients, cornea specialists measure corneal features, including epithelial defects (ED), with slit-lamp calipers. However, caliper measurements are subject to interphysician variability. We examined the extent of variability in ED measurements between cornea specialists and discuss the potential clinical impact. METHODS(More)
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