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Learning in Surgeons

New paper: Assessing surgeon behavior change after anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery
Authors
Vlad V Simianu, Anirban Basu, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Richard C Thirlby, Abraham D Flaxman, David R Flum
Publication date
2016/10/31
Journal
Journal of Surgical Research
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480416301962

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Diabetes by County in USA

Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes Prevalence by County in the US, 1999–2012
Authors
Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Johan P Mackenbach, Frank J van Lenthe, Abraham D Flaxman, Ali H Mokdad
Publication date
2016/9/1
Journal
Diabetes Care
Volume
39

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/39/9/1556.abstract

Cool maps:
http://vizhub.healthdata.org/us-health-map/

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DALYs averted by MSF facility

I helped with a calculation that is now published in this paper: Averted health burden over 4 years at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, prior to its closure in 2015
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039606016301994

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New paper: The potential to expand antiretroviral therapy by improving health facility efficiency

Our work on benchmarking efficiency is now out: http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0653-z

It uses some very cool econ and OR methods, and it even has a press release: http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/improving-health-facility-efficiency-could-markedly-expand-hiv-treatment :

“Improving efficiency can support major gains in expanding ART to people who need treatment, especially when funding is limited,” says IHME Assistant Professor Abraham Flaxman, senior author of the study. “Now we, as a global health community, need to figure out how.”

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GBD results on Hepatitis

It took a while, but we finally managed to put together all the GBD results on hepatitis: http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30579-7/abstract

It has had some traction with the press: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36717828
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/hepatitis-kills-aids-tb-160707040458197.html
http://www.20minutos.com.mx/noticia/109751/0/la-hepatitis-se-convierte-en-la-principal-causa-de-muerte-en-el-mundo/

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New Scientist did an article on VA

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2077535-diagnostic-app-can-reveal-cause-of-death-without-a-doctor/

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How we can assign multiple selections to variables when mapping data for SmartVA-Analyze 1.1

Dear ,

Thank you for your interest in this work. I have an easy answer for your second question: for anything that is a “select multiple” question (see the “type” column of the “survey” sheet in the xls form), you can encode multiple selections as a space-separated list, i.e “1 2” for cigarettes and pipe.

Here is where to look to find out if a question is a “select multiple” in PHMRC_Shortened_Instrument_8_20_2015.xls for when this comes up with other questions:
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(This already came up with a different group mapping injuries, see here if you want to know more: https://healthyalgorithms.com/2016/01/28/injuries-query-on-mapping-data-for-smartva-analyze-1-1/ )

In order to answer your first question, I think I need more information. Can you give me an example of what you are trying to do? It also be helpful if you can try it, and let me know what goes wrong if it does not work.

–Abie

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