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Grantham, Dennis - - 2010
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Pollock, Jeffrey - - 2010
Glockner, James - - 2010
Szakiel, John - - 2010
Hospital Casemix Protocol data provide a brief summary outlining morbidity data and costs associated with an episode of care. Federal government legislation requires that hospitals report this information to private health insurers who, in turn, merge these data with benefit outlays and report their findings to the Department of Health ...
Predl, Nicolle - - 2010
The Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA) is a company that provides a number of services to more than 20 private health insurers, one of which is data management. AHSA prides itself on having excellent data and being able to provide it in an accurate, complete and timely manner, particularly Hospital ...
McKenzie, Zoe - - 2010
The Department of Health and Department of Human Services (DH & DHS) Data Reform Program (formerly the DH & DHS Information Management (IM) Strategy) was established to improve the efficiency of data collection and reporting arrangements between the departments and external organisations and individuals. The Data Reform Program is being ...
Han, Jung - - 2010
Despite recent public attention to e-health as a solution to rising healthcare costs and an ageing population, there have been relatively few studies examining the geographical pattern of e-health usage. This paper argues for an equitable approach to e-health and attention to the way in which e-health initiatives can produce ...
Gudes, Ori - - 2010
The field of collaborative health planning faces significant challenges created by the narrow focus of the available information, the absence of a framework to organise that information and the lack of systems to make information accessible and guide decision-making. These challenges have been magnified by the rise of the 'healthy ...
Armstrong, Kylie - - 2010
The translation of information into practice is a well-recognised challenge for the health sector. In the primary healthcare sector, the last decade has seen an explosion of information generated by health systems, universities and a range of other sources. Without a system for translating that knowledge into practice and sharing ...
Randklev, Charles - - 2010
A recent survey of the lower Brazos River in Grimes and Washington counties, Texas, resulted in the first record of a living population of Truncilla macrodon since its description in 1859. Truncilla macrodon is endemic to the Brazos and Colorado basins of central Texas. Anthropogenic impacts resulted in a decline ...
Pierce, Benjamin - - 2010
The Georgetown salamander, Eurycea naufragia, is a permanently neotenic salamander known only from about a dozen surface springs and caves in Williamson County, Texas. Rapid urbanization places all known populations at risk and conservation strategies are hindered by a lack of information on the ecology of the species. To better ...
Green, Nicholas - - 2010
The range of the northern pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori) continues to expand through Texas and into adjacent states. We report a new record for B. taylori in Hunt County, near its poorly understood northeastern limit in Texas. This record, together with results from other recent surveys, suggests that the northern ...
Contreras-Balderas, Armando - - 2010
This study documents the red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) from the Cerro El Potosi region, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Adults were observed at different sites and elevations in December 2006 and again in July and August 2007. A juvenile male was observed in August 2007. These multiple seasonal observations, as well as ...
Lozano-Vilano, Ma. de - - 2010
The genus Cycleptus is widely distributed in the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers and in Gulf-slope drainages, including the Rio Grande. Recent genetic evidence suggests that Cycleptus in the Rio Grande is an undescribed species; however, there are few specimens from Mexico. These include two records from the Rio Conchos, ...
Chipault, Jennifer - - 2010
We report apparent predation by coyotes (Canis latrans) on one of two male pronghorns (Antilocapra americana) that were locked together. When the locked pronghorns first were spotted at 2030 h, both were alive, one standing and the other on the ground wounded by a horn of his opponent. At ca. ...
Germano, David - - 2010
We used microsatellite analysis to investigate possible reproduction by parthenogenesis in the bisexual Sierra garter snake, Thamnophis couchii. The genotypes of four microsatellite loci were determined for each of four individuals, including three T. couchii, two of which were a female and her offspring, and T. ordinoides. The female T. ...
Garcia-De la Pena, - - 2010
We collected a mite, Acomatacarus arizonensis, for the first time from the states of Coahuila and Durango, Mexico. It had been reported previously only in Mexico from the Peninsula of Baja California and from Guerrero. Larvae of this mite was parasitizing the endemic lizards Sceloporus cyanostictus and Crotaphytus antiquus in ...
Fischer, Justin - - 2010
During a radio-tracking study of North American beavers (Castor canadensis) in Arizona, we discovered three adult, lactating beavers using the same bank den at the same time. Two adult females 5.2 km downstream also were using the same den at the same time. For the first case, we documented use ...
Webb, Stephen - - 2010
We studied size and fidelity of home ranges of adult ([greater than or equal to]3.5 years) male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) during 2 years in southern Texas. Size of core areas, determined using the 50% fixed-kernel method, averaged 86 [+ or -] 14 ha, whereas size of home ranges, determined ...
Cureton, James C., - - 2010
In an ongoing experiment, we investigated how mating behaviors of male western mosquitofish Gambusia affinis change across a range of temperatures. During behavioral trials, we observed high levels of homosexual behavior between males when in a competitive situation. we observed that when two males are in competition for matings with ...
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