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Update on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [A.I.]

Future Fate: YES -or- NO?

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About Acute Pericarditis?

Diagnosis and Treatment

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Our “Regret” Principles

Understanding the “Misery Index”

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Update on Medical “Prior Authorization”

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How to Delegate Authority?

Do’s and Don’ts

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20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Decision Making

Screwed-Up Decision Making

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Executive Order Expands Tele-Medicine

Eases Burden on Rural Medical Providers

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

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Executive Order Expands Telemedicine and Eases Burden on Rural Providers

On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at expanding access to care through two avenues: telemedicine and eased financial burdens on rural providers. The executive order builds on President Trump’s original expansion of coverage for telemedicine services in early March 2020, an order which was praised by the American Telehealth Association (ATA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for swiftly responding to the growing healthcare crisis. This Health Capital Topics article will discuss the executive rule and the subsequent agency actions on these fronts. (Read more…)

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The Economic Impact of Lung Disease

Among U.S. Workers

By http://www.MCOL.com

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MICRO versus MACRO Economics

The Differences in Chart Form

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EMR ‘versus’ EHR

What is the Difference – Know the Difference

By staff reporters

Both an EMR and EHR are digital records of patient health information. An EMR is best understood as a digital version of a patient’s chart. It contains the patient’s medical and treatment history from one practice. Usually, this digital record stays in the doctor’s office and does not get shared. If a patient switches doctors, his or her EMR is unlikely to follow.

By contrast, an EHR contains the patient’s records from multiple doctors and provides a more holistic, long-term view of a patient’s health. It includes their demographics, test results, medical history, history of present illness (HPI), and medications.

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“Medical Management and Health Economics Education for Financial Advisors”

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The Top 15 “Evolutions of Learning”

BEFORE versus FUTURE

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Type I Errors VERSUS Type II Errors [Medical Testing]

False Positive VERSUS False Negative Tests

By Staff reporters

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What is an Adaptive COVID-19 Trial?

How it Works

By staff reporters

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About Rebecca Crumpler MD

The First Black Woman MD in the USA

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“Medical Management and Health Economics Education for Financial Advisors”

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NASDAQ 100

BIGGEST STOCKS [COMPANIES]

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Enter the CMPs

CERTIFIED MEDICAL PLANNER®

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New Index Ranks Hospitals’ Community Benefit


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ew Index Ranks Hospitals’ Community Benefit

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On July 7, 2020, the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, announced the initial release of its new ranking system for hospitals. Called the “Hospitals Index,” this ranking analyzes not just the quality of care and patient outcomes but also the hospital’s civic leadership and avoidance of overuse, ideas that harken back to the core mission and vision of the Lown Institute itself.

Founded in 1973, the Institute advocates for a healthcare system that “rejects low-value care, incentivizes healing over profits, promotes health equity, and honors the value of the clinician-patient relationship.” (Read more…)

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VENTILATORS

Human Physiology [4 Steps]

By Staff Reporters

 

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ANOSMIA, HYPERSOMIA, AGEUSIA, HYPOGEUSIA, DYSGEUSIA and the CORONA VIRUS?

WHAT IS “ANOSMIA”

By Darrell Pruitt DDS and David E. Marcinko MBBS, MBA

Anosmia, also known as smell blindness, is the loss of the ability to detect one or more smells. Anosmia may be temporary or permanent. It differs from Hyposmia which is a decreased sensitivity to some or all smells.

According to Wikipedia, Anosmia can be due to a number of factors, including an inflammation of the nasal mucosa, blockage of nasal passages or a destruction of one temporal lobe. Inflammation is due to chronic mucosa changes in the lining of the paranasal sinus and in the middle and superior turbinates. When anosmia is caused by inflammatory changes in the nasal passageways, it is treated simply by reducing inflammation. It can be caused by chronic meningitis and neurosyphilis that would increase intracranial pressure over a long period of time, and in some cases by ciliopathy, including ciliopathy due to primary ciliary dyskinesia. The term derives from the New Latin anosmia, based on Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-) + ὀσμή (osmḗ, “smell”; another related term, hyperosmia, refers to an increased ability to smell). Some people may be anosmic for one particular odor, a condition known as “specific anosmia”. The absence of the sense of smell from birth is known as congenital anosmia.

Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami. It is sometimes confused with anosmia – a loss of the sense of smell. Because the tongue can only indicate texture and differentiate between sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami, most of what is perceived as the sense of taste is actually derived from smell. True Ageusia is relatively rare compared to Hypogeusia – a partial loss of taste – and Dysgeusia – a distortion or alteration of taste.

ASSESSMENT:

If you should suddenly lose your sense of smell (anosmia), you might want to get tested for COVID-19 – even without the presence of other symptoms.

“A majority of COVID-19 patients experience some level of anosmia, most often temporary. Analyses of electronic health records indicate that COVID-19 patients are 27 times more likely to have smell loss but are only around 2.2 to 2.6 times more likely to have fever, cough or respiratory difficulty, compared to patients without COVID-19.”

See: “How COVID-19 Causes Loss of Smell – Olfactory support cells, not neurons, are vulnerable to novel coronavirus infection.” By Kevin Jiang for Harvard Medical School, July 24, 2020.

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/how-covid-19-causes-loss-smell

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Healthcare and the Pandemic

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WHAT IS THE VELOCITY OF MONEY?

It’s the Rate of [Physician] Circulation and Consumption

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The VM is a measure of the number of times that the average unit of currency is used to purchase goods and services within a given time period. The concept relates the size of economic activity to a given money supply. This speed of money exchange is one of the variables that determine inflation.

VM is the ratio of gross national product (GNP) to a country’s money supply. The more often money changes hands, the greater the level of commerce. The VM is determined by money supply, interest rates, inflation, commerce and the Federal Reserve.

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Physicians, like most consumers, tend to hold less money as interest rates and inflation increase, and therefore the velocity of money increases.

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VM is reduced when people increase money holdings in periods of low interest rates and low inflation; the opposite when rates and inflation are high.

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WHAT IS A “VACCINE ENHANCED IMMUNE RESPONSE”?

Study Confirms Some Flu Vaccines Cause a Stronger Response in Older Patients

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Back in December 2019, a study published journal “Clinical Infectious Diseases” offered more evidence that certain specially formulated flu vaccines may offer people 65 years and older better protection than standard-dose flu vaccines.

LINK: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/spotlights/2019-2020/vaccine-stronger-immune.htm

People in this age group are considered at high risk of developing serious flu complications, yet vaccines may not work as well for them as they do in younger people.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

There are at least three relatively newer influenza vaccine options that may improve vaccine protection among older adults, and this is the first study to directly compare the antibody responses from these newer vaccine options with standard flu vaccines among people in the same age group during the same influenza season.

LINK: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/12/study-confirms-better-immune-response-flu-vaccines-aimed-seniors

QUERY: What are the implications of this study on the Corona Virus pandemic?

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THE “Rational” AND “Adaptive” Expectations Theory

Two Well Known But Doubtful Economic Theories

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1 – RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS state that one will conform to what can logically be expected in the future. That is, a person will invest, save or spend according to what s/he rationally believes will happen in the future. An investor thinks a stock is going to go up, and by buying it, this act actually causes the stock to go up.

LINK: https://www.springerpub.com/dictionary-of-health-economics-and-finance-9780826102546.html

DOUBT: An investor notices that a stock is undervalued, buys it, and watches as other investors notice the same thing, thus pushing the price up to its proper market value. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy that helps bring about the future event. So, RE can be changed to explain everything, but it tells us nothing.

2 – ADAPTIVE EXPECTATIONS suggest that people form their expectations about what will happen in the future based on what has happened in the past.

DOUBT: Past data is only one of many factors that influence future behavior. In the financial world, change is the only true constant.

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ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2014/08/08/on-financial-psychology-and-money-scripts/

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Medical Practice “Prior Authorizations”

THE “SIREN CALL” OF MEDICAL PRACTICE PRIOR AUTHORIZATONS

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“The Doctor Can’t See You – She’s Too Busy Doing Prior Authorizations.”

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

Somewhere along the way, physicians took a wrong step. Colleagues said OK to the SERPENT who whispered: “this saves money,” and now we’re entangled. We should’ve asked, “Whose money?”

PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS for medical treatment and prescription drug are killing medicine and all those who would follow into this once great profession.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

And so, here is an excerpt [blinded and abbreviated] from an email we received from a medical physician colleague.

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DOCTOR: For every hour that I spend with a patient, I spend another three hours documenting and begging.
TYPICAL DAY: 4 hours of seeing patients, sprinkled between 12 hours of doing what we used to call “paperwork”.

EMRs: Calling it Electronic Medical Records and data collection doesn’t make this nonsense any more appealing.
ASSESSMENT: Patients get turned away because PCPs are too busy with paperwork. People are sick and dying while I’m calling clerks and pleading for RXs. I’d rather be doctoring.
BOTTOM LINE: 1/5 of my day, over 12 hours a week as a PCP, is now spent on prior authorizations. 1/3 of my assistant’s day is on prior authorizations. That’s why he couldn’t call you back.

CONCLUSION: Next time you can’t get a doctor’s appointment, you’ll know why.

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Active v. Passive v. Acquired Immunity

On Basic Epidemiology and Public Health

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Active Immunity develops after exposure to a disease-causing infectious microorganism or other foreign substance, such as following infection or vaccination.

Acquired Immunity develops during a person’s lifetime. There are two types of acquired immunity: active immunity and passive immunity.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

Passive Immunity develops after a person receives immune system components, most commonly antibodies, from another person. Passive immunity can occur naturally, such as when an infant receives a mother’s antibodies through the placenta or breast milk, or artificially, such as when a person receives antibodies in the form of an injection (gamma globulin injection). Passive immunity provides immediate protection against an antigen, but does not provide long-lasting protection.

LINK: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/glossary/2/acquired-immunity

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WILL THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC DECIMATE THE L.T.C.I. INDUSTRY?

WILL THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC DECIMATE THE L.T.C.I. INDUSTRY?
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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

I admit that I held a state insurance license.
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A 22 minute computer test was the barrier to entry. There aren’t many with both medical and insurance licenses; and even fewer who actually practiced inside a [skilled] nursing home, long term care facility or geriatric hospital; etc.

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Of course, agents sell policies but doctors treat patients. And, most Long Term Care Insurance policies are sold; not bought. I would not want to live in such a facility.

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My combined experience led me to advocate for the age-in-place movement; despite the exploding aging population.

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QUERY: Has the recent pandemic exposed the structural weakness endemic to our LTC system and made institutional out breaks more deadly?

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“UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS” EXISTED LONG BEFORE THE CORONA VIRUS

WHAT’S OLD – IS NEW AGAIN?

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Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Universal Precautions refer to the medical practice of avoiding contact with patients’ bodily fluids, by means of the wearing of nonporous articles such as medical gloves, goggles, and face shields.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

The infection control techniques were essentially good hygiene habits, such as hand washing and the use of gloves and other barriers, the correct handling of hypodermic needles, scalpels, and aseptic techniques.

Following the AIDS outbreak in the 1980s the US CDC formally introduced them in 1985–88. Every patient was treated as if infected and therefore precautions were taken to minimize risk.

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SDOH – Building the Case

Why SDOH?

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Parkinson’s Law of Triviality in Time Management, Economics and Finance

The Attention a Problem Gets is Inverse to its’ Importance

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By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

Historian Cyril Parkinson’s wrote in his book Parkinson’s Law,

“The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.”

EXAMPLE: Parkinson described a fictional finance committee with three tasks: approval of a $10 million nuclear reactor, $400 for an employee bike shed, and $20 for employee refreshments in the break room.

The committee approves the $10 million nuclear reactor immediately, because the number is too big to contextualize, alternatives are too daunting to consider, and no one on the committee is an expert in nuclear power.

Bike Shed Effect: The bike shed gets considerably more debate. Committee members argue whether a bike rack would suffice and whether a shed should be wood or aluminum, because they have some experience working with those materials at home.

Employee refreshments take up two-thirds of the debate, because everyone has a strong opinion on what’s the best coffee, the best cookies, the best chips, etc.

Absurd: The world is filled with these absurdities. In personal finance, Ramit Sethi recently said we should stop asking $3 questions (should I buy coffee?) and ask more $30,000 questions (should I buy a smaller home?). Most people don’t, because it’s hard and intimidating. In any given moment the easiest way to deal with a big problem is to ignore it and fill your time thinking about a smaller one.

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Global Death Statistics

January – March 2020

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WHAT IS AN “ENTREPRENEUR” ACCORDING TO AUSTRIAN ECONOMISTS

The Methodology of Thinking on Your Own

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

The Austrian school of Economics uses the logic of a priori thinking—something a person can think on their own without relying on the outside world—to discover economic laws of universal application.

The other mainstream schools of economics, like the neoclassical school, the new Keynesians and others, make use of data and mathematical models to prove their point objectively.

In this respect, the Austrian school can be more specifically contrasted with the German historical school that rejects the universal application of any economic theorem.

PODCAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxK8FKU3BPs

And so, colleague Peter Quinones Free Man Beyond The Wall – welcomes Per in this podcast presentation. Per talks about the role of the entrepreneur, not only in society, but according to the Austrian School of Economics!

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What is “COMPASSION FADE?”

A Cognitive Bias of the Corona Virus Pandemic

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Compassion Fade is a cognitive bias that predisposes people to behave more compassionately towards a small number of identifiable victims than to a large number of anonymous ones.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

It is the psychological explanation to the known phenomenon alluded to by Joseph Stalin in his famous quote “The death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic”.

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LINK: https://www.publichealthpost.org/research/compassion-fade/

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What is Anscombe’s Quartet?

The Need for Data Visualization

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Anscombe’s Quartet comprises four data sets that have nearly identical simple descriptive statistics, yet have very different distributions and appear very different when graphed. Each dataset consists of eleven (x,y) points.

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They were constructed in 1973 by the statistician Francis Anscombe to demonstrate both the importance of graphing data before analyzing it and the effect of outliers and other influential observations on statistical properties. He described the article as being intended to counter the impression among statisticians that “numerical calculations are exact, but graphs are rough.”

So, always plot that data!

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Do Three Men Still Make a Tiger?

Moral Suasion, Investing and the Corona Pandemic

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

People will believe anything if enough people tell them it’s true.

This thought comes from a Chinese proverb that if one person tells you there’s a tiger roaming around your neighborhood, you can assume they’re lying.

LINK: https://www.springerpub.com/dictionary-of-health-economics-and-finance-9780826102546.html

If two people tell you, you begin to wonder. If three say it’s true, you’re convinced there’s a tiger in your neighborhood and you panic.

MORE: https://www.omsj.org/science/three-men-make-a-tiger

INVESTING: https://www.caseyresearch.com/daily-dispatch/three-men-make-a-tiger/

MONEY PSYCHOLOGY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/09/19/money-beliefs-and-luxury-lifestyle-tv/

INVESTING: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2013/04/24/more-on-money-psychology/

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What is Apophenia?

AND … What is Pareidolia?

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Apophenia is the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things. The termwas coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia.

Conrad defined it as “unmotivated seeing of connections [accompanied by] a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness”. He described the early stages of delusional thought as self-referential, over-interpretations of actual sensory perceptions, as opposed to hallucinations.

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Man in the Moon refers to any of several pareidolic images of a human face, head or body that certain traditions recognize in the disc of the full moon.

Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music. Pareidolia is a subcategory of apophenia.

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The “WOOZLE EFFECT” is Not a GOOZLE!

Evidence by Citation

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.”Daniel Kahneman

As I was watching with interest more [fake] news such as stories surrounding evidence by citations of Russian involvement in US elections and fake prices leading to some violent market gyrations as in Bitcoin and the Corona Virus Pandemic, and societal musings around the thematic of hoaxes … we decided to offer this theme.

Enter the WOOZLE

And so, the Woozle effect, also known as evidence by citation, or a woozle, occurs when frequent citation of previous publications that lack evidence misleads individuals, groups and the public into thinking or believing there is evidence, and non-facts become urban myths and factoids.

Not a GOOZLE: https://www.daredictionary.com/view/dare/ID_00024696

H INDEX: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2014/11/07/understanding-the-scientific-publication-h-index/

GOOGLE SCHOLAR INDEX: Google Scholar Search

LINK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woozle_effect

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The Yerkes-Dodson Law, Management, Investing and the Corona Pandemic?

Performance Increases with Anxiety and Excitement to a Point

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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The Yerkes–Dodson law is an empirical relationship between arousal and performance, originally developed by psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson in 1908.

LINK: https://www.springerpub.com/dictionary-of-health-economics-and-finance-9780826102546.html

The law dictates that performance increases with physiological or mental arousal, but only up to a point. When levels of arousal become too high, performance decreases. The process is often illustrated graphically as a bell-shaped curve which increases and then decreases with higher levels of arousal.

LINK: https://juniperpublishers.com/gjidd/pdf/GJIDD.MS.ID.555606.pdf

MONEY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/09/19/money-beliefs-and-luxury-lifestyle-tv/

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WARD CUNNINGHAM’S LAW OF INTERNET INQUIRIES!

Does the Internet Promote the Same Dynamic as “Road Rage?”
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The best way to get an answer on the Internet is not to ask a question. It’s to post the wrong answer.

This “law” by Ward Cunningham is known to those with social media accounts. Once you’re arguing with a computer – social norms vanish! People like to fight online more than they like to help.

They’re quicker to point out flaws than to become a friendly resource.

In fact, psychologist Jonathan Haidt wrote that if you constantly express anger in your private conversations, your friends will likely find you tiresome. But, when there’s an audience, the payoffs are different and outrage can boost your status.

A study by William J. Brady at NYU measured half a million tweets and found that each moral or emotional word used in a tweet increased its virality by 20 percent.

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Finally, another 2017 study, by the Pew Research Center, showed that posts exhibiting “indignant disagreement” received nearly twice as much engagement [likes and shares] as other types of content.

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WHAT IS THE “LUXURY PRODUCT” ECONOMIC PARADOX?

WHAT IS THE “LUXURY PRODUCT” ECONOMIC PARADOX?

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

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he more expensive something is – the less likely you are to use it. This relationship between price and product utility is graphed as an “inverted U.”

LINK: https://www.springerpub.com/dictionary-of-health-economics-and-finance-9780826102546.html

So, super car Ferraris sit in garages; but Fords get driven.

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2014/01/08/the-jaguar-touring-sedan-one-of-the-finest-luxury-cars-built-yesterday/

My own Jaguar touring sedan illustrates this paradox.

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ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/09/02/my-jaguar-mechanic-vs-doctor-story/

This theory may even be valid for services; as well as products?

THINK: Plastic and cosmetic surgery?

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WHAT ARE BIOLOGICAL STATISTICS

A GLOSSARY AND GUIDE TO MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STATISTICS

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Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical methods to a wide range of topics in biology. It encompasses the design of biological experiments, the collection and analysis of data from those experiments and the interpretation of the results.

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So, here is a white paper and glossary of important epidemiological concepts and common bio-statistical terms to help doctors, graduate students and related professionals translate medical research into everyday practice.

Link: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Medpage-Guide-to-Biostatistics.pdf

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What is the McNamara [Bio] Statistical Fallacy?

A Metaphor for the Corona Virus Pandemic!

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

A belief that rational decisions can be made with quantitative data and measures alone, when in fact the things you can’t measure are often the most consequential.

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Named after Defense Secretary McNamara, who tried to quantify every aspect of the Vietnam War.

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QUERY: Is this also a metaphor for the “Art” and Science of Medicine and Economics?

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A 4/20 [Medical] Cannabis Culture Day Pictorial

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About Four-Twenty Day

[By Anonymous DEA Agent]

Today is … 420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty).

And, it refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. Observances based on the number include the time (4:20 p.m.) as well as the date (April 20).

Again … that’s today as this ME-P was published @ 4:20 p.m., EST!

THE DEA DESTROYS A POT FARM

PHOTOS: 

  1. Photo taken after the “grow” was eradicated. There is still no “pot” of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  2. DEA taking one of many seized vehicles/equipment.
  3. The marijuana farm was operating under the name “Brian’s Green Thumb Farm.”
  4. Inside the barn, Agents found rows and rows of drying marijuana.
  5. Over 2,000 pounds of drying marijuana from the barn, bagged and ready for destruction.
  6. Air view of the massive “grow” from the guard tower.
  7. One of two sleeping shelters, each guarding the middle perimeter. In the back, one of four tents, each positioned in the corners for guards.
  8. The plant being ripped out of the ground by the backhoe.

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Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)

UPDATE 2019: Carl’s Jr. will become the first major fast-food chain to debut a cannabis-infused burger:

LINK: http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/carls-jr-will-become-the-first-major-fast-food-chain-to-debut-a-cannabis-infused-burger/ar-BBW1Q7H?li=BBnbfcL

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WHAT IS “MEDICAL SENTINEL” CASE SURVEILLANCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH?

WHAT IS “MEDICAL SENTINEL” CASE SURVEILLANCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH?
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SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE is a medical case observation system in which a designated group of reporting sources, hospitals and agencies agrees to report all cases of one or more notify-able conditions; such as the Corona Virus.
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QUERY: But, what really is modern sentinel surveillance; anyway?
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WHAT IS A MEDICAL “SENTINEL EVENT”

WHAT IS A MEDICAL “SENTINEL EVENT”

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Terms in the Covid Virus Pandemic News

The Joint Commission suggests a Sentinel Event is any unanticipated occurrence in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

Sentinel Events specifically include loss of a limb or gross motor function, and any event for which a recurrence would carry a risk of a serious adverse outcome. Sentinel events are identified to help aid in root cause analysis and to assist in development of preventive measures.

TJC tracks events in a database to ensure they are adequately analyzed and undesirable trends or decreases in performance are caught early and “mitigated”.

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Deborah Leah Birx MD coordinator for the White House Corona Virus Task Force mentioned the term in the daily presidential briefings on the Covid-19 pandemic. And so, your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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COVID-19 and Pre-Existing Conditions

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WHAT IS “CONTACT TRACING” IN PUBLIC HEALTH?

WHAT IS “CONTACT TRACING” IN PUBLIC HEALTH?

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When a patient tests positive, you make a list of everyone they came in close contact with. Then, you find those people and make sure they self-isolate before infecting others.

That sounds straightforward, but contact tracing a new patient typically takes three days, which is “an insurmountable hurdle in the U.S., with its low numbers of public health workers and tens of thousands of new cases every day.”

ELSEWHERE: South Korea used high-tech contact tracing to tame its outbreak. The government compiled GPS data, credit card swipes, and other info into a public log showing where COVID-19 patients had traveled.

Some countries (including the U.S.) are trying other methods, including looking at smart-phone location data and developing Bluetooth systems that provide warnings if you’ve crossed paths with an infected person.

PROBLEMS: Despite its widespread use in places like Singapore, contact tracing has raised concerns about privacy and governments following citizens’ whereabouts.

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And so, Contact Tracing is a term you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the coming weeks.

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What is a BALACLAVA?

What is a Balaclava; Anyway?

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP®

What it is?

A Balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or Bally or ski mask, is a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only part of the face, usually the eyes and mouth.

Now, depending on style and how it is worn, only the eyes, mouth and nose, or just the front of the face are unprotected. Versions with a full face opening may be rolled into a hat to cover the crown of the head or folded down as a collar around the neck.

Here is my version for the Corona Virus pandemic! Glasses and a mouth cover complete the look and proposed utility.

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So, I’ve written 30 major medical, business, economics and finance textbooks including three dictionaries of 30,000 peer-reveiwed terms. But, this was a new word previously unknow to me. How about you?

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SHELTER-IN-PLACE?

What it is – How it works?

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“Shelter-in-Place” means to seek safety within the building one already occupies, rather than to evacuate the area or seek a community emergency shelter.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

The American Red Cross says the warning is issued when “chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment” and residents should “select a small, interior room, with no or few windows, taking refuge there.”

LINK: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/make-a-plan.html

And now, the term is being applied to the Corona Virus?

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Yet, it is a politically contentious issue.

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Medical Laboratory Test SENSITIVITY “versus” SPECIFICITY

Obvious Covid-19 Implications

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CPHQ, CMP

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We’ve discussed biologic false positives and false negatives before on this ME-P.

LINK: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2019/09/14/what-are-false-positive-and-false-negative-tests/

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So, now is the time to discuss and conquer the medical laboratory concepts of Sensitivity and Specificity.

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Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test, also known in statistics as a classification function, that are widely used in medicine.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

  • Sensitivity (also called the true positive rate, the recall, or probability of detection in some fields) measures the proportion of actual positives that are correctly identified as such (e.g., the percentage of sick people who are correctly identified as having the condition).
  • Specificity (also called the true negative rate) measures the proportion of actual negatives that are correctly identified as such (e.g., the percentage of healthy people who are correctly identified as not having the condition).

LINK: https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-sensitivity-and-vs-specificity/

NOTE: The terms “positive” and “negative” don’t refer to the value of the condition of interest, but to its presence or absence; the condition itself could be a disease, so that “positive” might mean “diseased”, while “negative” might mean “healthy”.

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And so, colleague Michael Lawrence Langan MD opines on a much deeper level.

ESSAY: https://disruptedphysician.blog/2016/11/19/diagnostic-testing-101-1-the-importance-of-sensitivity-specificity-and-diagnostic-test-accuracy-5/

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MEDICAL SENSITIVITY “versus” MEDICAL SPECIFICITY

Covid-19 Implications?

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Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA
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Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of the performance of a binary classification test function widely used in medicine.
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• SENSITIVITY (true positive rate, recall, or probability of detection) measures the proportion of actual positives that are correctly identified (percentage of sick people identified as having the condition).
• SPECIFICITY (true negative rate) measures the proportion of actual negatives that are identified (percentage of healthy people identified as not having the condition). LINK: https://lnkd.in/eJqhQYc
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NOTE: “Positive” and “Negative” don’t refer to the value of the condition, but to its presence or absence; so that “positive” might mean “diseased”, while “negative” might mean “healthy”.
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