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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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As a result, the current distribution system creates a perverse incentive that drives people to smaller, less experienced centers, thus propping up institutions with higher mortality rates.
Mathematically, equations (2) and (3) imply that there is an equilibrium mortality rate at all ages imposed by the proportional effects of mutation, the level of which depends on the ratio of the probabilities of fixing a mutation that decreases mortality versus fixing one that increases mortality for a particular age class.
High-income countries have an average newborn mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand live births) of just three.
Race isn't the sole reason infant mortality rates may be higher or lower, Lakey said.
For some varieties of the disease, the researchers found similar mortality rates across counties.
In developing countries, approximately half of deaths in babies aged below one year occur in the neonatal period (1) Therefore, the perinatal mortality rate is one of the main elements which reflect community health (1).
Reduction in the infant mortality rate was to less than 55 per 1000 live births by 2011 and 40/1000 by 2015 that was currently 63/1000, he informed.
A few years ago, the age-adjusted Alzheimer's mortality rate was rising.
babies may experience a higher neonatal mortality rate (deaths within the first month of life) or higher post-neonatal mortality rate (deaths in months one through twelve) than do babies of similar birth weight and gestational age in other countries.
Using HIMSS Analytics' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) and mortality rate measures collected by Healthgrades across 19 unique procedure- and condition-based clinical cohorts, a new analysis found that hospitals with advanced EMR capabilities (as reflected in high EMRAM scores) demonstrated significantly improved actual mortality rates, most notably for heart attack, respiratory failure and small intestine surgery.
We are moving towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals on reduction of infant mortality rate," Chief Pediatrician Elnura Boronbayeva told AKIpress.
As positive tendencies in 2013 could be mentioned the decreasing crude death rate and infant mortality rate and the increasing life expectancy at birth.