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parties

In litigation, the various people or companies with grievances or defenses that wish to be heard by the court. Types of parties include

• Plaintiff. Files the lawsuit.
• Defendant. The person the suit is against.
• Counterplaintiff. A defendant who has claims against the plaintiff.
• Counterdefendant. The plaintiff who is also sued by the defendant.
• Cross-claimants. Defendants who sue each other.
• Third-party defendants. When a defendant decides someone else should be added to the lawsuit because the defendant has claims against that person and it is all related to the same dispute. (Typically occurs when the defendant seeks indemnity from another.)

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An intervention is most acceptable when it has been shown in a randomized controlled trial to be better able to accomplish a predetermined outcome than is some other intervention or no intervention at all (placebo).
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The following model was specified: [Y.sub.t] = [B.sub.0] + [B.sub.1] x preslope + [B.sub.2] x postslope + [B.sub.3] x intervention + [e.sub.t], where [Y.sub.t] is the outcome (e.g., CDAD incidence) in month t, preslope is a continuous variable indicating time from the start of the study up to the last point in the preintervention phase and coded constant thereafter, postslope is coded 0 to and including the first point postintervention and coded sequentially from 1 thereafter, and intervention is coded 0 for preintervention time points and 1 for postintervention time points.
Ford, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined the impact of brief parent-targeted interventions delivered in primary care settings on PAC relating to sexual and alcohol use behaviors.
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