An individual unmeasured confounder could produce the observed survival variations only when it increased the long-term risk of death by a factor of approximately two or if the long-term threat of death was three to five times as saturated in the PCI group as in the CABG group. For example of a potential unmeasured confounder, suppose that patient frailty could be assessed in our research. If frailty was present in 10 percent of the patients in the CABG group but in 35 percent of patients in the PCI group , and if frailty increased the risk of death by one factor of slightly a lot more than two , then frailty by itself could itself take into account the observed difference in mortality between the scholarly study groups.You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Survey, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, debates and discussions. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is released for, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.

ABAM Foundation accredits four new addiction medicine fellowship programs The American Board of Addiction Medicine Base today announced the accreditation of four new addiction medicine fellowship programs, getting the full total number of accredited programs to 23.