The paper "Statistical methods for healthcare regulation: rating,
screening and surveillance" by David Spiegelhalter, Christopher
Sherlaw-Johnson, Martin Bardsley, Ian Blunt, Christopher Wood and Olivia
Grigg will be read at an Ordinary Meeting at the RSS. It will be
presented to the Society on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011, at 5 p.m.
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file directly from our website www.rss.org.uk/preprints. If you would
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