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    frequency. Common patient safety rates include rates of incidence, prevalence, error and harm. A. Sound Definition of the Event The authors state a “sound definition of the event” is needed to efficiently evaluated IRS. To further standardize hospital event reporting, AHRQ developed a set of event definitions and incident reporting tools known as the “Common Formats”. The authors felt improvements are difficult to demonstrate without clear definitions and without adequate funding/staffing. To speak to its veracity, a sound definition must have a common, contemporary following and be technically vetted through consensus of professional’s opinions in peer-review journals. For useful evaluation, a sound definition of the event and a counting of its occurrence will make up the numerator of a rate that can be used for comparison across facilities or locations and/or over time. B. Identification of those at risk for the event The total population of those at risk for the event makes up the denominator of patient safety rates which are necessary to compare facilities or locations to evaluate progress in patient safety. Not only does the event definition which makes up the numerator in rates need to be solid, but the denominator for “those at risk for the event” also requires a clear definition. An appropriate denominator might not need to be readily available for calculating a particular type of patient safety rate. (incidence rate, prevalence rate, error rate and harm rate) C.…

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    treatment after that day (“Human Leptospirosis: Guidance” 19). When hospitalization becomes necessary, especially following renal care, studies show that supportive care, attention to fluid and electrolyte balance, and dialysis, can reduce the illness’ mortality (“Human Leptospirosis: Guidance” 19). III. Impact on individuals, communities and countries Despite the dangers of leptospirosis, it remains a very underreported disease for a variety of reasons, the most important of which being…

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    The study also concluded that there was no correlation between the administrative costs and quality, so the U.S. did not perform better than other nations even though it has spent more (Himmelstein et al 2014). Moreover, the fee-for-service model gives health care professionals an incentive to conduct extensive tests and unnecessary services in order to get extra payments. According to the Bipartisan Policy report, FFS incorporates high technology to medical practices whether or not they are…

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    people are more likely to experience depression and/or stress which therefore causes them to consume excessive alcohol and smoke as a way to regulate their mood and deal with the stresses of their lives (Daykin, 2001). Thus alluding to the fact that poverty is not the only contributor to poor health outcomes rather that individuals themselves control their fate (Asthana & Halliday, 2006). This is supported by a study presented in Asthana and Halliday (2006) whereby women in low SES regard…

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    Dallas County, TX, the county hit hardest with WNV incidence in the 2012 outbreak, witnessed the greatest increase in WNV infections of any urban area in the United States during the virus’s 2012 resurgence (7). The incidence rate of WNV in Dallas County in 2012 was 7.30 per 100,00 residents– a total of 398 cases reported (7, 10). In this paper, my study area and year are Dallas County, Texas in 2012. Dallas County, Texas had 167 positive mosquito pools, no avian positive cases, 3 equine cases…

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    current economic climate, this is no longer a reachable reality and in turn has threatened the American Dream. The well respected political activist Noam Chomsky has gone forth to argue in his documentary Requiem for the American Dream, that this is a result of the ‘wealthy agenda” designed to keep wealth and power concentrated in a small area. As Chomsky makes this clear, he states the world is shifting towards a “global plutonomy” which refers to the economic system where only a small handful…

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    Taxes do take a toll on a small business owner who for the most part works in their business as well. Given that most tax reform aims towards helping the large businesses it is fair to say that much small business gets stuck with the nitty gritty of it. This is one part of why many new business fail and why there is more businesses closing then there is opening up. This in turn causes much employees of the business to become unemployed, just like me when my employer became…

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    High-Energy Electron Refraction Intensity Oscillations Reflection high-energy electron refraction (RHEED) has been used as a surface probe for in situ observation of monolayer growth using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) because of its high surface sensitivity and a near grazing incidence. It utilizes diffraction of electrons by surface atoms[1] and the RHEED intensity oscillation can convey morphological information of the growth surface if the intensity oscillation pattern is properly…

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    compensated elasticity of supply of labor is zero, then a tax on labor earnings will have zero excess burden. 16. Lump-sum taxes do not prevent prices from equaling the marginal social cost and benefit of any goods and services. 17. Lump-sum taxes can vary in amount based on income level. 18. A lump-sum tax can distort prices and affect consumption behavior. Multiple Choice Questions 1. A lump-sum tax: a. distorts market prices so that they do not simultaneously equal MSB and…

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    the nation awaited to see if Berkeley could do what other cities and states across America had attempted but failed to succeed in. Funding for the campaigns to pass the tax were used to a significant proportion in payment of media coverage and campaign consultants (State of California, 2014). The Berkeley vs Big Soda webpage reflects the efforts made through print and electronic types of media formats, through rallies and even venturing door to door that aimed to generate the awareness of the…

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