Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Treatment of head louse infestation has evolved from widespread use of neurotoxic insecticides that have been extensively affected by resistance since the mid-1990s into the use of so-called physically acting treatments. It is widely believed that physically acting...

["Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Pharmacology","Public Health","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27412v1
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The field of crowdsourcing for medicine has substantially expanded. We define crowdsourcing as an organization having a large group attempt to solve community problem, then share the solution with the broader public. Large groups of individuals can participate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27331v1
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The modern day medical professional needs to be able to work successfully in a team to ensure that the provision of a full range of care is provided to meet the wide needs of patients. However, traditional team skill training, that is much beloved of many Business...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27188v1
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Background Guidelines are systematically developed recommendations to assist practitioner and patient decisions about treatments for clinical conditions. Researchers, healthcare professionals and policy makers need to be able to retrieve clinical practice guidelines...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27149v1
590 downloads
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“Open access” has become a central theme of journal reform in academic publishing. In this article, I examine the relationship between open access publishing and an important infrastructural element of a modern research enterprise, scientific literature text mining,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2566v2
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The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2830v2
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Active transportation and physical activity is a major remedy to health-related problems in our society. According to the World Health Organization the lack of physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality as well as health problems...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26464v1
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Objective: To characterize the regional and national variation in prescribing patterns in the Medicare Part D program using machine learning and dimensional reduction visualization methods. Methods: Using publicly available Medicare Part D claims data, we identified...

["Bioinformatics","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3470v1
3,029 downloads
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Blockchain technology can be utilized to improve gun control without changing existing laws. Firearm related mortality is at epidemic levels in the United States and not only has a significant impact upon public health, it also creates a large financial burden....

["Health Policy","Public Health","Legal Issues","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3407v1
980 downloads
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Following on recent initiatives in which funders and libraries directly fund open access publishing, this study works out the economics of systematically applying this approach to three biomedical and biology publishing entities by determining the publishing costs...

["Health Policy","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3392v1
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The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect in human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important legacy in the use and disposal of antimicrobial agents in natural...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Health Policy","Public Health","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3361v1
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Primary care accounts for the majority of patient contact within the NHS. Over time medical science and healthcare needs change, which may lead to differences in how patients are treated in primary care for good or ill. In this study over 700 million consultations...

["Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3295v1
167 downloads
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Background.The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests play an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study was to develop reference norms to evaluate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3291v1
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There are many theories of the seasonality of influenza for different climatic zones. But none of the known theories provides a clear explanation, especially for the tropical and subtropical climate. Here we have originally analyzed the association/connection of...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3132v1
32,137 downloads
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Meta analysis refers to a process of integration of the results of many studies to arrive at evidence syn- thesis. Meta analysis is similar to systematic review; however, in addition to narrative summary that is conducted in systematic review, in meta analysis,...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2978v1
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