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Box and Whisker Plots – How To Guide

The Basics:

The box-and-whisker plots are very effective and easy to read. They summarize data much better than just a simple ‘average’, and provide a deeper insight into the distributional characteristics of a group of scores. Here’s how they work:

To begin with, scores are sorted. Then four equal sized groups are made from the ordered scores, That is, 25% of all scores are placed in each group. The lines dividing the groups are called quartiles. The ‘inter-quartile range, aka the ‘middle box’, represents the middle 50% of scores for the group. Now for the whiskers- the upper and lower whiskers represent scores outside the middle 50%. Whiskers often (but not always) stretch over a wider range of scores than the middle quartile groups do.
Whisker Quartile Range Graph


Protecting Your Online Reputation as a Surgeon – The Basics

The Basics Of Reputation Management

87% of people use the Internet for research before making a purchasing decision. People who are looking for an orthopedic surgeon can do a quick search on Google and within seconds will have pages of results, all with reviews posted by current or past patients. And people trust online reviews.In fact, 79% of people place equal weight on online reviews as they do a personal recommendation from a friend.READ MORE


P.R.O. Capture Rate: 5 ways to improve it

Capture rate is the percentage of eligible patients who complete the Patient Reported Outcomes (P.R.O.) assessments. In our CODE system, the overall capture rate is displayed along with the capture rate for each of the P.R.O. intervals: pre-op, 3 month post-op, 1 year etc. It is very important to monitor each P.R.O. administration interval and not just the overall capture rate.