Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The first SAS PROCs - The SAS Bookshelf

The codes older than many of the folks I work with here.  Via Kathy Council’s blog (link below) on some of the first SAS Procedure statements circa 1970.  The hardware changes all the time, but code lingers.

  • PROC REGR - regression
  • PROC ANOVA - analysis of variance
  • PROC FACTOR - factor analysis
  • PROC AOV - alternate analysis of variance (treats missing values as zero; not as efficient as ANOVA)
  • PROC LATTICE - analysis of variance with three types of analysis (square balanced, square unbalanced, rectangular)
  • PROC DUNCAN - Duncan’s multiple range test
  • PROC PLAN - randomized plans
  • PROC CORR - bivariate statistics
  • PROC SORT
  • PROC MEANS
  • PROC NESTED - nested analysis of variance
  • PROC PRINT
  • PROC FREQ
  • The first SAS PROCs - The SAS Bookshelf

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    Montefiore Hospital Tackles Worrisome Computer Physician Order Entries - Healthcare - CPOE - Informationweek

    Blame it on the Docs.  Could article on Physicians entering orders on the wrong patients.

    Montefiore Hospital Tackles Worrisome Computer Physician Order Entries - Healthcare - CPOE - Informationweek

    The researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in New York wanted to find a way to detect wrong-patient orders in their CPOE system. Since clinician reports were unreliable, they looked at a marker for these errors: the retraction of orders within 10 minutes of placement, followed by reorders 10 minutes later. The investigators hypothesized that doctors had placed many of these orders on wrong patients, and it turned out they were right: Interviews with 233 physicians over a four-month period showed that 76% of the original orders had been for the wrong patients. In other words, they were near misses that could have turned into actual medical errors involving orders for imaging or lab tests or medications