Risk Adjustment

Confidence Intervals Required

Here’s what’s driving me crazy today: healthcare outcome and performance reports — especially those that display statistics such as Observed versus Expected (O/E) Mortality Ratios without showing the relevant (and utterly crucial) Confidence Intervals (CI’s). This omission should make you … Continue reading

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Mere Mortals and Mortality Data

Many, many moons ago when I was a dating girl, I discovered that there were basically two categories of bad dates. There was the date that I hoped might lead to something more, but that ended with “I’m not ready … Continue reading

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When is a World Record Not?

When is a world record marathon time not a world record marathon time? When there are hills involved. On April 18th a 29-year old Kenyan named Geoffrey Mutai completed the Boston Marathon nearly one entire minute faster than the recognized … Continue reading

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