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2012-09-19 16:01:34

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician Ole Olsen, the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, and midwifery lecturer PhD Jette Aaroe Clausen. In many countries it is believed that the safest option for all women is to give birth in...

2008-09-12 03:00:06

By Shur, Richard Simons, Norma EXECUTIVE SUMMARY * The Institute of Medicine's comprehensive program for quality improvement is based on many years of data observation, collection, and analysis. * This work was performed by practitioner-researchers and efficiency consultants from many disciplines. * The resulting recommendations are striking in their straightforward practicality and in their insistence that process factors determine output. * According to Leape and colleagues (1991)...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.