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REML analysis of mixed models
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Assigning pedigree beef performance records to contemporary groups taking account of within-herd calving patterns
A method is described for assigning beef cattle performance records to within-herd management effects (contemporary groups) retrospectively, using information on the recording date and herd. ThisExpand
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Estimating the time-varying reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 using national and subnational case counts
Background: Interventions are now in place worldwide to reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus. Assessing temporal variations in transmission in different countries is essential for evaluatingExpand
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Unofficial Payments for Acute State Hospital Care In Kazakhstan. A Model of Physician Behaviour with Price Discrimination and Vertical Service Differentiation
We consider a discriminatory pricing and service differentiation model where: a)state physicians exploit their monopoly position and adjust quality to the unofficial payment made, and b)patients,Expand
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Paying for health care in Vietnam: extending voluntary health insurance coverage
This discussion paper aims to synthesise a variety of reports and research projects conducted by the International Programme at the Centre for Health Economics, concerning the Vietnamese healthExpand
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Statistical validation of genetic models
Various aspects of statistical validation of genetic models are reviewed. Possible ways of decomposing additive genetic variance over time and ways of comparing predictions at different times areExpand
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Random regression model for the genetic evaluation of production traits of dairy cattle in the UK
A test day model (TDM) for the genetic evaluation of production traits in the UK was presented by Mrode et al. (2003). The methodology presented allowed for the joint evaluation of test day (TD) andExpand
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Prospects for statistical methods in animal breeding
Accurate prediction of breeding values is of great importance for animal improvement programmes. The prediction of breeding values requires knowledge of the magnitude of the variances and covariancesExpand
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Reviewing Canada's National Framework of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management
The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers' (CCFM) framework of Criteria and Indicators (C&I) for Sustainable Forest Management, published in 1995, provide a science-based framework to define andExpand
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