critical value


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critical value

[′krid·ə·kəl ′val·yü]
(mathematics)
The value of the dependent variable at a critical point of a function.
(statistics)
A number which causes rejection of the null hypothesis if a given test statistic is this number or more, and acceptance of the null hypothesis if the test statistic is smaller than this number.
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The idea of critical values or diagnoses has extended into anatomic pathology, culminating in a College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist question (ANP.
3) Specifically, the communication process after the critical value was verified by a lab technician was altered to a computer-based dissemination model, which sought to eliminate errors associated with the call back, that is, the read-back system reinforced by TJC and the College of American Physicians (CAP).
Improved total and inpatient critical value reporting was associated with factors that may be markers for institutions with priorities of quality management and enhanced communication with responsible caregivers.
Adult and pediatric critical values for total serum bilirubin (TSB) have been consistently reported in the literature to be 15 mg/dL to 20 mg/dL.
A survey was therefore designed to determine the critical value policies for haematology tests in clinical laboratories in SA.
An instructor enters the critical, objective, and subjective values into the EDA, which then generates four tables (a critical value table, an objective value table, a subjective value table, & a sensitivity index table) for a sensitivity analysis that prioritizes the instructor's teaching methods.
Audits have shown that receipt of the critical value by the clinician is documented in only about two thirds of cases.
The critical value for PFA has a similar statistical interpretation, namely, [M.
All the absolute values of the calculated Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test statistics are above the absolute values of MacKinnon's critical value.
Taking in consideration that propagation of the fatigue crack happen without macroscopic plastic deformations or dimensional modification of the part or of the mechanical structure, determination of the required time period to reach the crack critical value becomes very important (Irwing, 1958).
Musings and Men, a poetry book comparing men to tea; and Musings for the Quiet Person, poems that remind us of the critical value of quietness.