learning curve

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learning curve

A negative deviation in a desired or anticipated outcome or result, which rises toward a (desired) norm as experience with the activity of interest accumulates.

learning curve

The effect of learning or practice on the performance of an intellectual or physical task. The term describes the acquisition of competence with experience, time, and training.
See also: curve
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This is a crucial point, as regardless of radiographic measures or other often reported hospital metrics such as operative time, patients reported equivalent outcomes regardless of their treatment point in the learning curve.
The primary outcome of this study was the impact of case timing in the learning curve on margin status.
From the surgeon's perspective, robotic surgery typically has a more rapid learning curve, facilitates intracorporeal suturing and knot-tying, and is more suitable for highly complicated procedures that require extensive dissection and appropriate anatomical restoration than conventional laparoscopic surgery [3-5].
8-21) Furthermore, Hu and Smith (2013) identify a method for plotting and predicting learning curves using lot data, "If the cumulative average costs for all consecutive lots are present, then the direct approach can be applied to the lot data with the last unit in the lot as the lot plot point (LPP)" (p.
One input method may utilize learning curves. Accountants will want to familiarize themselves with the learning curve model; as demonstrated above, entity business might report significantly different results based upon its application of a learning curve model for cost estimation.
Therefore, we investigated the effect of surgeon experience, attended as FS and/or FAS, on overall success in terms of cosmetic and functional satisfaction in distal hypospadias repaired with TIPU regardless of the learning curve.
Direct labour cost is affected by learning curves, so we need to calculate the incremental times using the learning curve formulas and then convert to cost (see tables 2 and 3).
They also require significant bandwidth support, have steep learning curves, and can be incredible time sinks.
In the present study, sufficient data for estimating learning curves exist only from 1971, which is a limited part of the time period in which the Norwegian fishery has existed.
Argote's stated goal for the book is to describe and integrate the results of research on "factors explaining organizational learning curves and the persistence and transfer of productivity gains acquired through experience" (p.
Despite the rude fiscal awakenings and steep learning curves I've experienced getting my business off the ground, I love my clients and my skill set seems to really help them.

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