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Although public awareness of the need for secu­ rity in computing systems is growing rapidly, current efforts to provide security are unlikely to succeed. Current security efforts suffer from the flawed assumption that adequate security can be provided in applications with the existing security mechanisms of mainstream operating systems. In reality, the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined (1) the opioid and nonopioid requirement of patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) as a measure of postoperative pain and (2) whether percutaneous intercostal blockade might reduce morphine requirements and improve analgesia in VATS procedures. DESIGN A combined retrospective and prospective study. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND This paper presents the main findings from a project that aimed to evaluate selection processes for the recruitment of student nurses and midwives. OBJECTIVES The main objectives were to: Design The evaluation was designed principally to achieve explanation, with multiple case study methodology adopted as the main approach. Within this ambit(More)
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The reasons behind attrition rates in nursing and midwifery are many and complex. However, of the four UK countries, Scotland has been consistently cited as having the highest attrition rate from its pre-registration nursing and midwifery education programmes. This paper provides an overview of a nationally coordinated programme of work to support(More)
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Produced by the Met Office © Crown copyright 2004 04/0207 Met Office and the Met Office logo are registered trademarks Summary The Hadley Centre has developed a method to estimate the uncertainty in climate models, the largest source of uncertainty in climate predictions over the next 50 years. Preliminary results suggest that: � the most likely global(More)
Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or performed and given to third parties in any format or medium for personal research or study, educational or not­for­profit purposes without prior permission or charge, provided: • The authors, title and full bibliographic details is credited in(More)