The interpreting MD or a D ABSM must review the entire raw data recording for every patient having a sleep study.
The quality assurance program must address inter-scorer reliability with the D ABSM based on epoch comparisons and at least three other quality assurance indicators.
Together, they discussed the methodological choices and challenges in ABSM development, examined how ABSMs are used in measuring and monitoring disparities in health and health service use and explored their potential for uptake and use.
ABSMs (for example, neighbourhood income, and indices of deprivation or marginalization) can be linked to administrative and clinical data to enable monitoring of disparities between populations of different social and economic characteristics.
With an increased understanding of ABSMs and their use in health utilization research, learners come away with a better understanding of how to target their approaches to health planning, promotion and prevention, and are better equipped to act to reduce disparities in their respective jurisdictions.
With NATO in the process of upgrading its ABSM program to a single common system that can be used by all NATO forces, revenues in the static ground-based systems segment are set to grow.
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Originally created to bypass the problem of suppression of income data at small scales, the new version of the ABSM (SEFI-2) includes census variables related to material and social deprivation, including income, similar to the Deprivation Index used in Quebec.
Single-component measures, such as neighbourhood income, are a common example; multiple-component area-based measures of deprivation are another instance of ABSMs.
While much of this history may be largely unknown today, there is no doubt that considerable interest in ABSMs has arisen over the last two decades.
The resulting factor scores were the ABSM values used in subsequent analyses.
With the adoption of the DA by Statistics Canada in 2001, the inclusion of income as a direct measure of economic status in the ABSM was possible.