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gold stan·dard

the term criterion standard is preferred in medical writing.
Term used to describe a method or procedure that is widely recognized as the best available.
[jargon]

gold standard

1 an accepted test that is assumed to be able to determine the true disease state of a patient regardless of positive or negative test findings or sensitivities or specificities of other diagnostic tests used.
2 an acknowledged measure of comparison of the superior effectiveness or value of a particular medication or other therapy as compared with that of other drugs or treatments.
Any standardised clinical assessment, method, procedure, intervention or measurement of known validity and reliability which is generally taken to be the best available, against which new tests or results and protocols are compared

gold standard

Criterion standard The best or most successful diagnostic or therapeutic modality for a condition, against which new tests or results and protocols are compared. See Standard of practice, Practice guidelines.

gold stan·dard

(gōld stan'dărd)
Jargonistic term meaning ideal or basic measurement; usage best avoided.
[jargon]

gold

a chemical element, atomic number 79, atomic weight 196.967, symbol Au. See Table 6. Gold and many of its compounds are used in human medicine and occasionally in veterinary medicine. See also chrysotherapy.

gold-198
a radioisotope of gold having a half-life of 2.7 days and emitting gamma and beta radiation. Symbol 198Au.
gold colloid scintiscan
gold dust
a disease of aquarium fish caused by the flagellate protozoon Oodinium limnecicum. Affected fish develop a varnished look caused by a very heavy infestation of the protozoa on the skin and die within a few days.
gold standard
the ultimate standard to which all endeavors aspire.
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Michael Bordo (2008), for example, claims that "The gold standard was a commitment by participating countries to fix the prices of their domestic currencies in terms of a specified amount of gold.
Gold Standard Performers capitalize on serving Medicare patients to demonstrate their clinical capabilities and improve the organization's financial performance.
However, scientific approaches that emphasize understanding complexity and context would appear to complement the recommendations for changes in the theoretical foundations of prevention research contained in the gold standard editorial.
I will attempt to show that what appear to be logical contradictions in Keynes's views on monetary policy effectiveness are probably the result of differing assumptions as to the constraining influence of the international gold standard.
A reading of history shows that the gold standard was a real disaster for the world.
For example, he rejects the view that the Federal Reserve's restrictive monetary policy in 1928 led to the Great Depression, arguing that the onset of the Depression was due to "concurrent shifts in the economic policy in the United States and abroad, the gold standard as the connection between them, and the combined impact of U.
The evidence that inflation under the gold standard and Bretton Woods was markedly less persistent than under regimes without a nominal anchor suggests that the gold standard rule of convertibility was a credible commitment mechanism.
However, the court found that by accepting net profits payments after its conversion from a working interest, Gold Standard effectively ratified Getty's actions and the terms of the agreement.
Relief came without the suspension of the gold standard in the United States.
0 million will be payable to Scorpio if Gold Standard enters into a transaction whereby it sells a majority of the Company for consideration exceeding C$100.
OB) reported on Monday the completion of the transfer of control of Mining License ML 409/2010 under the Gold Standard Tanzania Limited transaction.