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Methods for assessing responsiveness: a critical review and recommendations.
A review of the literature suggests there are two major aspects of responsiveness. We define the first as "internal responsiveness," which characterizes the ability of a measure to change over aExpand
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Monitoring surgical performance using risk-adjusted cumulative sum charts.
We describe a new CUSUM procedure that adjusts for each patient's pre-operative risk of surgical failure through the use of a likelihood-based scoring method. Expand
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Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial
BACKGROUND Doctors' communication with patients is commonly hampered by lack of training in this core skill. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive 3-day training course onExpand
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Methotrexate and cyclosporine compared with cyclosporine alone for prophylaxis of acute graft versus host disease after marrow transplantation for leukemia.
We treated 93 patients who had acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia in the first remission or chronic myelocytic leukemia in the chronic phase (median age, 30 years) with high-dose cyclophosphamide andExpand
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Performance indicators: good, bad, and ugly
A striking feature of UK public services in the 1990s was the rise of performance monitoring (PM), which records, analyses and publishes data in order to give the public a better idea of howExpand
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Development and initial validation of an updated version of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group ’ s disease activity index for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Objective. To devise a more discriminating version of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) disease activity index and to show that it is reliable. Methods. A nominal consensus approachExpand
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Determinants of mortality from cystic fibrosis in Canada, 1970-1989.
The frequency, prevalence, and mortality patterns of cystic fibrosis were analyzed in 3,795 patients documented in the Canadian Patient Data Registry in 1970-1989. Cystic fibrosis frequency in theExpand
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Musicians' playing-related musculoskeletal disorders: an examination of risk factors.
Several studies have shown that playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) present a significant health problem for musicians. To examine physiological, psychological, and behavioral riskExpand
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Mixture models in survival analysis: Are they worth the risk?
There has been a recurring interest in models for survival data which hypothesize subpopulations of individuals highly susceptible to some type of adverse event. Other individuals are assumed to beExpand
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Proposed preliminary core set measures for disease outcome assessment in adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
In order to develop a preliminary core set of disease outcome measures for use in clinical trials of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), we evaluated those measures used in previous trials,Expand
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