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Research Note: Standard Scores Based on the Median and Inter-quartile Range

James Carifio

Abstract

Recently when asked to help with statistical analyses of the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPar) Data, I encountered a common statistical and analytical problem with this national database, which is also common to many national and health databases. This problem was the problem of extremely skewed distributions (g1 and/or g2 typically exceeding 20), which creates numerous difficulties in comparing and interpreting values and results both between and within variables, never mind statistically testing them.

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics
Volume 2 No. 1, 2006, 367

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jmssp.2006.367.367

Published On: 31 March 2006

How to Cite: Carifio, J. (2006). Research Note: Standard Scores Based on the Median and Inter-quartile Range. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2(1), 367. https://doi.org/10.3844/jmssp.2006.367.367

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