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Impact of Early Initiation of Antihypertensive Medications for Patients with Hypertension or Elevated Blood Pressure
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Regression to the Mean in the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Regression to the mean is a known statistical phenomenon. It occurs when an outcome is measured multiple times. Outcomes that are extreme relative to the statistical average, or mean, during the first measurement are more likely to be closer to the mean in subsequent measurement periods simply by chance, because more extreme values have a […]