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healthcare response rate
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Global Overview of Response Rates in Patient and Health Care Professional Surveys in Surgery: A Systematic Review - PubMed (nih.gov)
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Hi community,
Are you aware of any short free courses on statistical analyses for healthcare research?
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Richard McElreath's "statistical rethinking" video lecture comes to mind.
It's not specific for healthcare and perhaps also not short (~20 lectures of about 1h) but you would learn basic scientific modeling that most likely will be applicable to your statistics questions now and in the future. No modeling / math / programming background needed ... everything is explained from scratch (and a full text book is available as well)
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When I discussed some people who once suffered from Coronavirus, they reported some sort of memory loss. I was surprised to know this. Are there any other reported eveidences revealing any type of memory loss in covid suggered people. Kindly share.
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Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia have a higher risk of developing dementia than those with other types of pneumonia.
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How do you think business research, educational research, psychological studies could be a part of Thai studies?
When researchers conduct business, education, or healthcare research among Thai people, do you think these studies could be a part of Thai Studies? Or Thai studies could be integration research between Business Research, Educational Research and Psychological Studies?
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Great collaborations in this posting, professors, good to read. Thank you.
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The pandemic has revealed how much the rest of the world has been left behind in terms of pharmaceutical/healthcare research. What models can you offer for kick-starting vibrant local financing of drug development in developing countries?
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Dear Dr. Anyam!
I consider your question to be a highly important one, so I did search for YOU resources you might value:
1) Meganck, R.M., Baric, R.S. Developing therapeutic approaches for twenty-first-century emerging infectious viral diseases. Nat Med 27, 401–410 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01282-0 Free access:
2) Verguet, S., Hailu, A., Eregata, G.T. et al. Toward universal health coverage in the post-COVID-19 era. Nat Med 27, 380–387 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01268-y Free access: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01268-y
3) Fontecha, G., Sánchez, A.L. What Will Happen to Biomedical Research in Low-and-Middle Income Countries in the PostCOVID-19 World?. Curr Trop Med Rep 8, 1–5 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40475-020-00223-0 Free access:
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4) Anser, M.K., Khan, M.A., Zaman, K. et al. Financial development during COVID-19 pandemic: the role of coronavirus testing and functional labs. Financ Innov 7, 9 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40854-021-00226-4 Free access:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Does anybody have experience of in-line sensors to measure the density strength of a desiccant solution flow?
Commercial products that I have come across  (I.e. Anton-Paar DMA 4000 density meter for solution density (g/cm3)) are quite expensive and I just wondered if anybody can recommend any product that are economic and can be deployed to take longitudinal measurements at frequencies of about 30 seconds.
Would appreciate all suggestions.
M
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Does anyone have a recommendation for checking on-line the density of a trona solution. We need to maintain a 20% solution in the tank with displacement of 60 GPM continuous feed.
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Along with a colleague I am seeking colleagues who have expertise in healthcare research in custodial settings. Our aim is to assemble chapters on a variety of research approaches for assessing health, healthcare and well being in prison and other custodial environments.
Would you be interested in writing such a chapter or do you know someone who would?
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At this point of time I do not have experience in custodial settings.However I would be keen to innovate and learn given an appropriate opportunity to do so
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Our research group on mental healthcare research is frequently facing the challenge to evaluate complex mental healthcare interventions. I am interested in sharing experiences and discussing methodological issues about such research projects. Maybe write a review on this subject?
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Thanks to all colleagues who have responded. We are currently reviewing other options like hierarchical linear modelling.
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Hi All! I was wondering if anyone can please suggest me a suitable journal for publishing a letter to the editor. This letter to the editor is a 2 pager. The topic it covers is a new concept of managing digital healthcare research data. This is not an extension of any already published article or work.
Thanks in advance!
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Try these journals:
International Journal of Digital Healthcare -
Digital Medicine-
Digital Health-
Would need to check authors guidelines to see if they accept “Letters to the Editor” and to make sure that they are not predatory journals.
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Is there a specific organization that approves continuing education for nurses in Australia?  Australia has an excellent track record in healthcare research.  Looking for general information about continuing education for nurses and any movement to carrying out research in continuing education courses.
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Hi Madelaine,
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) is the national regulatory body for all registered health professional disciplines - including nursing. Here is the link to their main page. Click on their 'education' tab for both approved  credentialing and progammes of study - https://www.ahpra.gov.au/
Here is the link to the Australian College of Nurses who are the national organization for higher education related to leadership -  https://www.acn.edu.au/
I hope that helps,
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i want to know which step method is best for  estimation of vo2max there are no. of test i.e harvard, ymca, multistage  test so want to know which is best.
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okay sir
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We are running a pilot research project that employs inertia sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes to predict human energy consumption. Owning to the expensive process of collecting gold-standard data, we're wondering whether or not there are such kind of public data for research use.
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 Thanks. Mainly paper list without resources of datasets
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this question is for educators using health care simulation
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Experience with simulation in the context of teaching communication skills for end of life nursing care indicated success for exactly the reasons identified by Rich above.  Define narrowly and precisely what you intend to achieve. Then, simulation, done well and with skilled debriefing afterward, can help students to reflect on their successes and areas that need additional thought & practice. In the past 5 years, there's been an explosion of nursing research about this topic.  The driver for using simulation so widely has been the competition among nursing and medical schools to secure clinical positions in hospitals for their students.  Licensing bodies permit simulation to fulfill a portion of the required clinical hours.  Starting with simulation ensures that our students put their best foot forward during on-site clinical rotations.
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I am interested in developing homegrown simulation solutions
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Many thanks for your help
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Healthcare units could have better performance if they add social responsability strategie in their practice.
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Dear Jose, can you please explain in few words what do you mean, in general terms, by social responsibility? Do you mean responsibility of health care staff towards population health in social context? or do you mean the social (people) responsibility towards personal and collective health?
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The power or sensitivity of a binary hypothesis test is the probability that the test correctly rejects the null hypothesis (H0) when the alternative hypothesis (H1) is true. should this be addressed before every clinical studies?
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A priori power analysis is intended to avoid studies that can't address their primary question or studies that waste precious resources by being larger than they need to be. They also force you to define your primary question and think about clinically meaningful effect sizes. In that sense, I regard them as mandatory. As a result, I tend to reject grants or papers sent to me for review that don't include a sample size calculation. That said,  most statisticians eschew a posteriori power calculations, since once the study is done, you either saw the effect or didn't. For the latter, it's a matter of taste and philosophy.
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Trying to assess the utilization of health care services among a certain population.
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Dear friend
Access can be stratified as:( loose use of terms)
Availability access: Do people have sources of care within reasonable reach ?(say within 5 kms
Adequacy access: are these sources of care adequate to respond to the needs of the population? 
Acceptability  access: Are the sources of care acceptable from social point of view, cost and waiting time?
Utilization: are these sources used by the people? Who are the users and non-users? why the non-use?
and so on. 
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I am looking for tools for qualitative quality appraisal not critical appraisal. Some people said critical appraisal is different from quality appraisal. 
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Hi Pricivel,
Thanks a lot for your answer. I will look at these resources as well.
Kind regards,
Ahmet,
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We want to conduct a study on hotel services of hospitals (hoteling services) or Hospital Servicescape ( include issues of cleanliness, staff courtesy, food,air quality, noise, and light,... ) in general hospitals. I will be appreciated if anyone can share a standard study questionnaire which was used in others studies?
 Thank you
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Dear Somayeh, I don't have the questionnaire you are looking for, but in my opinion you could easily create your own questionnaire including questions which concern the following criteria:
-Quality of offered services by the hospital staff (behavior, politeness, responsiveness, etc.).
-Conditions and cleanliness of the facilities (building, restaurant, cafeteria, etc.).
-Equipment and cleanliness of the rooms (quality of the furniture and the linen, frequency of room/bathroom cleaning, availability of amenities such as soap, etc.).
I hope the above suggestions are of some help in order for you to develop your questionnaire.
My very best wishes!
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Any suggestions of Questionnaire / Instrument for employee Retention (preferably service sector / healthcare) *TQ
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Hello Pridviraj,
The questions depends on what are your IVs and DVs. Ms Rachel has attached an excellent article. You may want to adapt questions based on:
1. Individual characteristics: Values etc
2. Organization characteristics: Work environment
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Needing the questionaire for a study in healthcare population
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Thank You very much
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I'm in a good old methodological dilemma stage of my 1st year Ph.D. work. Interaction between members of the clinical team are complex, and I thought this combination of methodologies were mutually compatible for a exploratory piece of work.
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I know nothing about Actor Network Theory beyond scanning WIkipedia, but I do know a lot about systems thinking, having published four books on the subject.  I would support the other comments that what constitutes 'systems thinking' is a much disputed and muddled concept.  It also looks like Actor Network Theory shares similar dynamics.  In which case linking the two could be similar to nailing jello to jello with string.  So what I'd need to know is what you understand by 'systems thinking' (and in my book it's a heck of a lot more than just being aware of inter-relationships).  But perhaps more importantly would be to understand much more about what it is you are actually trying to do.
Feel free to contact me by email - bob@bobwilliams.co.nz
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Hello ,
There are plenty of articles about big data analytics in the healthcare field.
Search for the below titles
Ethical Challenges of Big Data in Public Health
[9] Big data mining yields novel insights on cance
[10] The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium: The 1000 Genomes Project: data management and community access
[7]What Can Digital Disease Detection Learn from (an External Revision to) Google Flu Trends?
I hope these could help you
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Hello! I am looking for measures to assess care collaboration or care coordination in healthcare. Does anyone have recommendations for qualitative or quantitative measures?
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Hello,
John and Andrew,
Do you know if french written and validate version of the tools you've suggested do exist?
In addition of the tools you've suggested, I would add the d'Amour, Sicotte and Levy interprofessional collaboration model. The file added to this answer relates to this model even if it has been written in 2008. I don't know if this model is relevant enough..
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I want to capture the spatial effects of the neighboring countries with respect to health care in Malaysia.
How can i capture these effects if any and is there any command(s) in E-Views or Grtle for the purpose?
What variables should be most relevant, to be used for the study?
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OK.
Thank you dear Ariel.
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1. i want to forecast health care expenditure(HCE) for 2020 and 2030 for Asian developing countries. I am using annual data ranging form 1995-2014 n the following variables per capita HCE, GDP per capita, education, life expectancy at birth, population under 15 and above 65 years and some other variables.
2. How can i get the future values for GDP and HCE like2015,2016, 2017.....?
Appreciated if some one tell me the codes in E-Views or Grtle or SPSS
3. How can i forecast HCE and GDP ?
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Projecting the future using data from the past is a dangerous game with a question like this, because the effect of "era" has an enormous impact on something like HCE, and it is unlikely that data from 1995, 1996, 1997 have almost any relevance to the amount of HCE that will occur in 2020 and beyond (things have just changed so much).  It is certainly something that we often resort to but I have some serious concerns about the simplistic approach you seem to be taking.
One very important thing to keep in mind: many of the variables you have collected DO have an effect on HCE but it will not be immediately apparent.  The classic example of this is smoking and cancer incidence: a decrease in smoking TODAY does not mean lower cancer incidence TODAY, but most likely lower cancer incidence in 10, 15, 20 years from now.
An aging population  may have immediate effects on HCE.  But changes in education and life expectancy at birth are not likely to manifest themselves immediately.  The statistical model you create to project future HCE in 2020-2030 should account for this.
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The resilience of healthcare organisations is influenced by factors beyond the resilience of practitioners, and is about engineering multiple paths to successful patient care (http://resiliencecentre.org.uk/).
How can this concept be measured in practice? Should it be measured in practice?
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Hello Matthew
I had been unaware of the site that you gave the link to, and intend to explore it further. I had looked into the resilience of individuals, but had never extrapolated it to organisations.
I was wondering if you had seen this paper, available on ResearchGate, about measuring organisational resilience. The site you mentioned is based in the UK and the authors of this paper are from Australia and China, but I would say that the concepts are globally relevant:
Zhong, S., Clark, M., Hou, X. Y., Zang, Y. L., & Fitzgerald, G. (2014). Development of hospital disaster resilience: conceptual framework and potential measurement. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31(11), 930-938.
I will be interested to see what others who are better informed in the subject reply to your question.
Very best wishes
Mary
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Does anyone have any experience (academic studies or practical) using mobile technology in healthcare? I would be really interested to hear any experience in the following areas:
a) The communication mechanism (e.g. WLAN, Bluetooth, 3/4G, WiMax etc)
b) Application functionality
c) Mobile Device integration (e.g. heart rate monitor, blood pressure/glucose peripherals embedded within or connected to mobile phones)
Thanks in advance!
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Thank you Kashif, your paper looks very useful.
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I am conducting a research project on the use of research and program adaptation and was wondering if anyone would like to provide there professional input.  I have a series of question I would like to ask and administrator or practitioner who has used evidence based research to begin or change a program. 
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Thank You Michael, I will send you a message with few questions I have in mind.
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We conducted a study to estimate the economic burden of ADHD in United States using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (national survey by Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality). Our primary objective was to estimate the incremental cost for ADHD compared to the non-ADHD population. We used a two-part model to estimate the incremental cost for ADHD. The variable total cost is the sum of direct and indirect cost categories mentioned in the table attached here. We ran separate models to estimate incremental costs for each category. However, when we add the incremental estimates of each cost category, it does not equal to the incremental estimate of the variable "total cost". We looked for literature that might explain this anomaly but could not find any explanation. Can total cost ever be lower than the sum of individual incremental cost estimates? Did anyone come across a similar situation before. Please share your thoughts on it. I have attached the results table (Title: Cost) for your reference.
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Hi Rakesh,
I have a couple  comments based on your post:
I don't think you used the appropriate model for your estimations. A two-part model starts with estimating the probability of having any costs (>0), and the second part is modeling the costs that are >0. In your data, you are comparing those with and without ADHD, and I am assuming that those in the first part are non-ADHD, and then those in the second part are ADHD? If so, this is not the intent of the two-part model. Moreover, I would argue that there is inherent bias in who has zero costs vs those with >0 costs (regardless of their disease status). In this case, the more appropriate model is a Heckman selection model, which estimates the two parts separately. Moreover, there are model checks to see if indeed the two parts follow different underlying processes.
As for the issue of total costs being lower than the sum of the variable and fixed costs: If those are adjusted costs (ie., you estimated some model and these costs are the predicted values as opposed to the actual values), then yes, I can see how those separately estimated costs may be higher than the actual total costs.
Without any adjustment, does the sum of the various costs add up to the total cost? If not, then there is a problem with the data. Also, the MEPS data is weighted. Did you use that weight in your models?
Ariel   
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I want to design some simulation-based scenarios involving students from different health care disciplines, and also assess the effectiveness of interprofessional simulation experience on student's learning. 
Would you like to share some suggestions about the whole process (design, implementation, and assessment)?
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Hi! 
Why don't you get in touch with Icons Project? They design simulations and may give you a hand.
best,
Laura
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I am working on a costing paper in primary health care and would like to obtain your opinions on how sensitivity analysis is important in improving my work or other wise. and which kind of variables should be varied if any   
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I assume you know the reason for sensitivity analyses, namely to be able to specify the robustness of your results.  For a concise discussion of the basics, see:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitivity_analysis    
The fact is that any of the variables in your model can be assessed in a sensitivity analysis.  Assuming that you are trying to reach a conclusion from the results of your model, the kind of question you should be asking yourself and addressing for those whom you want to benefit from what you have done is something like this: "What if our estimate of x (or y, or z) was wrong by a factor of 1.5 (or 2 or 3), how much would that have altered our conclusions?"  The more robust your results the less they will be affected if your estimates are incorrect by such factors.
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I'm now working in some studies related to health economics.
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A quintile is a specific type of quantile - divided into 5ths. A quartile is is a quantile divided into 4ths.
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New media have led to an apparent reduction in the information asymmetry--that exists between healthcare professionals and patients--does this new dynamic in this relationship help or hinder Participatory Healthcare and Research?
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Inequalities in access to information exist when one party in healthcare professionals and patients relationship has different information to another that impact cost and benefit. The political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological factors in the health care environment should be examined where professionals and patients relationship exist in relation to information asymmetry. Participatory Healthcare and Research demand transparency.
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It is recommended to correct the sample size when leading a community randomized controlled trial that considers the community as a research unit and not individuals or households. I would like to know if this recommendation is to be applied.
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Yes - you must allow for clustering by community in both the power calculation and the statistical analysis. There are plenty of papers available showing how this is done. try this web page: