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This paper could not have been written without the generosity of many colleagues who have shared their data with us. We are extremely grateful to The authors thank the University of Tilburg for their generosity in hosting the meeting.
Next-generation sequencing has evolved technically and economically into the method of choice for interrogating the genome in cancer and inherited disorders. The introduction of procedural code sets for whole-exome and genome sequencing is a milestone toward financially sustainable clinical implementation; however, achieving reimbursement is currently a… (More)
Formal compensation models can be a valuable tool in building a strong academic pathology department. A good compensation model can increase staff satisfaction and academic productivity. A critical element to developing a well-accepted model is that the model emphasizes the core values and priorities of the department. This article highlights how the… (More)
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The purpose was to determine whether physicians receive substantially less compensation from patient groups (women, older patients, and nonwhite patients) that are reported to have low rates of utilization of cardiovascular services. Over an 18-month period we collected information on payments to physicians by 3,194 consecutive patients who underwent stress… (More)
Keywords: Urban Resilience; Infrastructure; Security. The urban environment is becoming more and more complex, not least with regard to security aspects following a decade of continuous threats to cities and their supporting infrastructures. A comprehensive and holistic (systematic) approach to improve the resilience of large scale development against… (More)
The global Aid for Trade (AfT) Initiative was inspired by the Doha Round of WTO negotiations. It involved specific aid commitments as well as a broad agreement on categories of AfT, and principles of delivery (outlined by a WTO Task Force in 2006). The WTO and the OECD were tasked with monitoring this form of aid and supporting the various donors and… (More)