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Primers

The full collection of ECP primers is available in one large Acrobat PDF file file.

March/April 1999
Primer on Lead-Time, Length, and Overdiagnosis Biases
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May/June 1999
Primer on 95% CIs for the Number Needed To Treat
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July/August 1999
Primer on Utilities
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September/October 1999
Primer on Before-After Studies: Evaluating a Report of a "Successful" Intervention
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November/December 1999
A Primer on HEDIS 287
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January/February 2000
Primer on Absolute vs. Relative Differences
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May/June 2000
Primer on Probability and Odds and Interpreting their Ratios
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July/August 2000
A Primer on Scores - What counts?
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September/October 2000
A Primer on Cost-effectiveness Analysis
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November/December 2000
Primer On Dissecting A Medical Imperative
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January/February 2001
Primer on Group Randomized Trials
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May/June 2001
Primer on Correlation Coefficients
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July/August 2001
Primer on Statistical Significance and P Values
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September/October 2001
Primer on Geographic Variation in Health Care
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September/October 2001
Primer on 95% Confidence Intervals
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November/December 2001
Primer on Type I and Type II Errors
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January/February 2002
Primer on Interpreting Surveys
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