In article <000b01c1e385$905db3a0$0d210a0a@ntw852>, Katherine Henderson
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> The target is a % of the patients- 75% in under 30 minutes now and
> under 20 minutes by March 2003. However whenever any other numbers
> are quoted it should be in the form of a median - it does not
> really make sense to use a mean to look at the performance of a
> system, and seems to be well accepted by the DOH that median is the
> right stat.
I, like Simon, am a bit confused here. My stats base is not great so
could someone explain to me please why the median is the right statistic
for looking at the performance of a system rather than me just having to
trust that it must be so because the govt says so?
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