Term: Median

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-07-31

Definition:

The middle of an ordered set of scores. It is a more appropriate measure than the mean when analyzing highly skewed distributions because it is less influenced by extreme outliers.

References 

  • De Coster C, Chateau D, Dahl M, Soodeen RA, McKeen N. Waiting Times for Surgery, Manitoba 1999/2000 to 2003/04. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2007. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)