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Indicator

Used in the context of general equities. Technical or fundamental measurement that securities analysts use to forecast the market's direction, such as investment advisory sentiment, volume of stock trading, direction of interest rates, and buying or selling by corporate insiders.

Indicator

A signal of a security's or the broader economy's health. An indicator may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Indicators can be technical or fundamental in nature. There are three basic types of indicator. A leading indicator occurs before an event or trend takes place, and is thought to be predictive. A coincident indicator happens at the same time as the general trend. Finally, a lagging indicator occurs after the trend is well established, and is thought to confirm it. See also: Signal.

indicator

A variable used to forecast the value or change in the value of another variable. For example, changes in the producer price index are used to forecast subsequent changes in the consumer price index. Likewise, some financial analysts believe a change in the money supply is an indicator of the direction of the stock market. See also technical indicator.
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The quality indicators help to ensure that patients receive an indicated procedure; that correct and clinically relevant diagnoses are made (or excluded); that therapy is properly performed and that all these are accomplished with minimum risk to the patient.
The cut-off score of 3, though arbitrary, was determined to be acceptable because quality indicators with a mean rating of 3 provided, on average, some evidence and/or description for the components of that quality indicator.
The newly developed quality indicators assume that specialty training and credentialing in gastrointestinal endoscopy has taken place before a practitioner begins the practice of endoscopy.
The fourth quality indicator requires the baseline to be described with replicable precision and to provide evidence of a pattern prior to treatment.
Considering all of the criteria, we conclude that neither study met the dependent variable quality indicator.
Quality Indicators Associated with Cost Effectiveness
Since 1992 the Finnish Institute of Marine Research has used long-range passenger ferries (including the GTS Finnjet, one of the largest ferries in the world) to measure water quality indicators and to sample phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki and Travemunde, Germany.
Finally, although it was difficult to come up with universally accepted quality indicators for the HEDIS 2.
The tool's database contains hundreds of hospice quality indicators and provides information for each indicator; saving hospices the time and effort involved in locating the specifics regarding each indicator.
In the following pages you'll hear from Barbara Paul, MD, formerly of CMS, who offers a perspective on achieving high quality indicators through effective rehab.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- New and more accurate air quality indicators for the Pittsburgh region, updated hourly and benchmarked against 14 other areas across the country, are now available at the Web site of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators Consortium (http://www.

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