The authors of the paper Short-Term Health and Economic Benefits of Smoking Cessation: Low Birth Weight (Pediatrics : 13121320) investigated the medical cost associated with babies born to mothers who smoke. The paper included estimates of mean medical cost for low-birth-weight babies for different ethnic groups. For a sample of 654 Hispanic low-birth-weight babies, the mean medical cost was $55,007 and the standard error (s/ ) was $3011. For a sample of 13 Native American low-birth-weight babies, the mean and standard error were $73,418 and $29,577, respectively. Explain why the two standard errors are so different.
HSA 3111 CHAPTER 5 Medical Technology Introduction: Changes Triggered By Medical Technology • Heightened consumer expectations → increased demand and utilization • Many specialized services have become available in outpatient settings • Technology has fueled specialization in medicine • Specialization is held in higher regard than primary care and public health • Assessment has become crucial to evaluate the usefulness and safety of new technology • Complex social and ethical issues have arisen MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY • Application of the scientific body of knowledge for the purpose of improving health and creating efficiencies in the del