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Managed care An arrangement between the providers of health services (in the US, this means doctors and health care professionals) and the corporations (HMOs) contracting their services. 
Vox populi A meeting of the minds between two parties.
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The act or result of concurring in a belief, opinion, or plan of action.
[O.Fr. agreer, fr. L.L. aggrato, to make onself pleasing]
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The act or result of concurring in a belief, opinion, or plan of action.
[O.Fr. agreer, fr. L.L. aggrato, to make onself pleasing]
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Patient discussion about agreement

Q. my boy has ADHD , and according to the doctors , in the worst form it can appear .. is all moody and jumpy and hyper-active and i know it is all part of being ADHD child .. but man ... i need some directing and advices how to keep me on track and by that i mean give my child the full support he needs and should have ... it's not easy to chase him and keep him leveled ... and i did till now with great success .. but now he is 5 years old and he is much more active ... How Should i act around him ? what is the right level of freedom i can deliver him ? someone please help me ... i need advices ...

A. parenting is a hard job. a complicated one, and one you'll surly do mistakes and lots of them. being a parent to an ADHD child,well...needs a hyper active parent too...
there are ways to deal with it but it needs a plan and and tools to work with. when i looked for such, i found this site that gives number of tools. i used some of them and they were very helpful.

good luck!

Q. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info? I am worried about my baby who has just completed two years and he cannot speak well like other kids of his age. The most unaccepted thing is that he cannot speak a single word well and he cannot mimic to what I say. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info?

A. A two year baby unable to repeat the words taught to him is a matter of concern. It is too early to diagnose autism at this age as some children gets speech little late. Have patience and watch out for the symptoms for more than six months and if he remains the same, then consult with the doctor for necessary help and support. You can also take some initiative to talk to him because in some cases the kids have developed speech with continuous trial. If he grabs some words from you then it may be a good sign that he may not be autistic.

Q. What are the bases of Chinese medicine? what substances make chinese medicine so effective according to people's opinion ...

A. good question...
because chinese medicine is a popular medicine and practiced in different rural areas of China- there is a lot of diversity between different methods. different feet maps for reflexology, different opinions on acupuncture points and such. but the general idea is the same. and believe it or not - the chinese medicine is actually a trial and error based method that developed over 4,000 years.
that is a lot of time to do trial and error...

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If the raters rate the subjects at random, then the total agreement is equal chance agreement ([summation] [p.sub.ii] = [summation] [p.sub.i+] * [p.sub.+i], for i=1, ..., k) so the kappa coefficient is 0.
Comparison of routine clinical diagnoses of mental disorder by PCPs and DSM-IV diagnoses by psychiatrists Mental disorder Mental disorder absent present (PCP) (PCP) Total Case (presence of DSM-IV 8 32 40 diagnosis as determined by psychiatrist) Non-case (absence of DSM-IV 4 113 117 diagnosis as determined by psychiatrist) Total 12 145 157 Diagnostic sensitivity 20%, diagnostic specificity 96.6%, actual agreement 77.1%, chance agreement 70.7%, Kappa coefficient 0.22.
When this occurs, chance agreement will equal 100% and the denominator of the kappa equation will resolve to zero (Foster & Cone, 1986).
Poor to moderate strengths of beyond chance agreement was shown for the volume utilization measures.
The discussion is typically culminated by the signing of the actual last chance agreement, the high point of what may otherwise be viewed as a shame-based ceremony aimed at getting target employees to denounce and repudiate their previous patterns of behavior before those they trust and depend upon.
Perhaps the most common has been the introduction of the last chance agreements. These agreements, made between employer and employee, with union input and backing, allow the addicted employee to be reinstated to his or her position, subject to certain conditions.
However, this situation could have been the result of chance agreement. The fawning habitat signature for the 1990 supervised classification (signature 10) received about 18% of the pixels and 44% of the fawn locations and bed sites.
These measures generally provide a more conservative estimate of reliability than either simple correlation or percent agreement because they adjust for chance agreement between the two assessors.
Kappa is a statistic that takes chance agreement into consideration.
Methods for assessing the agreement of categorical measures have traditionally relied on the use of the percentage level of agreement but Brennan and Silman [3] have pointed out that this does not take account of the level of chance agreement. Inter-rater agreement was evaluated within each centre and across centres using the K statistic, which is defined as follows: