Positive predictive value

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  • Diagnostic Considerations In Nursing Case Studies

    Physical findings and tests reduce indecision on whether the patient has the given condition or not (Bickley, 2013b), However sensitivity and specificity should be considered to avoid false diagnosis (Bickley, 2013b). Tests sensitivity refers to accurately being positive in individuals with the disease, while, specificity refers to individuals with out the disease shown as true negatives (Bickley, 2013b). Together, the higher the specificity and sensitivity the more accurate the test is, and the most accurate test is termed “gold standard” (Dennis et al., 2015). Tokyo guidelines have taken the difficulty out of diagnosing acute cholecystitis, with developing international consensus for diagnosis (Gurbulak et al., 2015). Tokyo’s guideline diagnostic criteria include one local sign or symptom, one systemic finding and confirmatory ultrasound findings (Dennis et al., 2015; Gurbulak et al., 2015; Yokoe et al., 2012).…

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  • The Morse Fall Risk Assessment

    frame of four weeks, and if the patient had a fall incident or was discharged, the assessment was dismissed. In order to determine which scale was the best of three, sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values were assessed. The Morse Fall Scale yielded t he highest sensitivity, and the Bobath Memorial Hospital Fall Risk Assessment Scale yielded the lowest sensitivity. In this study, the Morse Fall Scale was the most reliable source. Even though it has lower risk…

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  • Star Alliance Case Study

    Background Star Alliance has approximately 250,000 questionnaires that have been collected from Alliance carriers. To put the value of this data in perspective, many life-saving drugs on sale today with a value in the billions of dollars, have been analyzed with less than 1/10th or less of data that Star Alliance has available. Although many predictive analysis and modeling techniques have been available for decades, the time and resources to internally plot all of the potential relationships…

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  • Random Forest Essay

    Random forest is used in this paper but usually to predict via using univariate method. But this time they used a multivariate method that being Random Forest. Random forest is good for microarray data and shows when the predictive data is “noisy, it can be used when the number of variables is much larger than the number of observations.” Their results in this paper showed that random forest has comparable performance compared to others including SVM and KNN. It also tells us that the gene…

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  • Enrollment Management Essay

    appreciation, and reconsideration, but also be willing to replace those individuals subsequently identified as deterrents to success for the team (Westman & Bouman, 2005). Enrollment Projections, Predictive Modeling, and Territories Creating a method to track enrollment can provide enrollment managers a snapshot of projections for upcoming enrollment, and allow for more precise budgeting using the predictive model. Enrollment predictors can be created and tracked using simple software such as…

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  • Nursing Informatics Report

    Participants were asked about the role of technology in nursing informatics (see Appendix A). Nursing informatics technology was viewed as voice recognition (10%), predictive modeling (50%), personalized healthcare (30%), medical device integration (10%). Barriers to technology (see Appendix B) were described as lack of management support (30%), lack of effective project management (30%), lack of common standards (20%) and lack of commitment from clinicians (20%). What is the impact of…

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  • Genetic Testing Advantages And Disadvantages

    Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting 1 in every 10,000 individuals (Halpin, 2011). Genetic predictive testing is a good option for at-risk individuals to know if they will develop the disease. Therefore in this paper, I will discuss HD genetic testing advancements, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the test. HD is an inherited neurological disorder that results in involuntary movements as well as cognitive and psychiatric disturbances (Warby et al.,…

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  • Big Data Predictive Analysis

    Predictive analytics can be used which allows businesses to extract big data and analyze it to better understand customers. This analysis is a game changer for businesses because it allows them to make predictive models that will help them serve their customers better. This business strategy is important as it provides the data they need to make predictions for the future and it gives them the ability to modify when results are affected. In order to take this strategy into consideration, firms…

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  • Courage In John Proctor And Michael Orr's The Blind Side

    In the movie, “The Blind Side”, Michael Orr writes in his paper: “Any fool can have courage. But honor, that 's the real reason for you to either do something or you don 't. It 's who you are and maybe who you want to be”. In John Proctor and Peter Appleton’s case, they both had the courage to stand up to society, but their true honor revealed when they stood up for what they believed in, and whom they wanted to be. Both of the films’, “The Crucible” and “The Majestic”, main characters struggle…

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  • My Pap My Goals For A Better Life

    I value love and commitment my goal is to marry my best friend August 19th 2017. I value stability my goal is to buy a nice home while my children are young so they can grow up in the same home and make a ton of wonderful memories. I am a very humble person all of my goals are very important to me but I have a goal that is way beyond anything anyone could ever imagine. I want to change the world! I know it sounds crazy but my heart is so big I need to better myself so I can help others my…

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