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This page contains guidelines / information on copyright, acknowledgements and disclaimers related to material published by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP).


Copyright

Unless otherwise noted, all materials on the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) web site are protected by copyright (©1995-2017).

Copyright Status

All information contained within the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy's web site is the property of MCHP and the University of Manitoba.

No part of the information on the MCHP web site may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of MCHP, except as stated below:

MCHP grants permission to individuals to download or print information from our web site for non-commercial, research, or personal purposes. Any person may reproduce short excerpts from the Centre's reports and publications for any purpose that respects the moral rights of authors, provided that the source is fully acknowledged. As a courtesy, the consent of authors of such material should be obtained directly from the author.

Guideline:  For an on-line acknowledgement, please use the following format that identifies the author(s), the page title, location (on-line address / URL) of the material, the last updated date, and the date of access.  An example for a MCHP Concept Dictionary acknowledgement is provided below:

Note:  Different publishers have different requirements, so use this as a guideline only.

Trademark Information
  • The RDRG® system (formerly known as Refined Diagnosis Related Grouper) is licensed by MCHP and produced by Health Systems Consultants, Inc. The RGNs generated are based on a model developed by the Health Systems Management Group of Yale University under the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)Cooperative Agreements 15-C-98930/1-01 and 17-C-98930/1-0251. RDRG® is a registered trademark of HCFA.

  • Diagnosis Related Group (HCFA DRG) is a public domain grouper (“DRGFINDER® “) produced by 3M Health Information Systems under the Health Care Financing Administration Contract ***********. The HCFA DRGs produced by Health Systems Consultants, Inc should always be identical to those produced by 3M Health Information Systems.

  • CMGTM, PLxTM, & RIWTM are all registered trademarks of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

  • SAS® and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries.

  • Adobe® and all related logos (e.g. Acrobat) are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.


Acknowledgements

Reports, publications, and presentations should include acknowledgments for the following:

    1. MCHP Data Repository
    2. SAS®
    3. The John Hopkins ACG® Case-Mix System
    4. Census Data
    5. CHI Population Projection Data
    6. Use of Specific National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) Data
    7. Traditional Territories Acknowledgement

Please use the statements/guidelines provided below, as appropriate:

1.  MCHP Data Repository

Any publication should include the following acknowledgement:

The authors acknowledge the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy for use of data contained in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository under project #___ (HIPC#___). The results and conclusions are those of the authors and no official endorsement by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Manitoba Health, or other data providers is intended or should be inferred. Data used in this study are from the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository housed at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba and were derived from data provided by Manitoba Health and <name other data providers>.

For oral presentations, the acknowledgement can be done in one of three ways:

    1. Use MCHP template;
    2. In describing the data used, indicate it is from the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository at MCHP.  If the results are preliminary, say so (or something to indicate the study is ongoing); or 
    3. Add the acknowledgement to a slide at the end of the presentation (likely not necessary since #2 is usually done anyway).

Please include HIPC on the Acknowledgements slide.

2.  SAS®

Example statement:   All data management, programming and analyses were performed using SAS® version ##.

Example wording from SAS: (http://www.sas.com/presscenter/guidelines.html)

The [output/code/data analysis] for this paper was generated using [SAS/STAT] software, Version [8] of the SAS system for [Unix]. Copyright © [year of copyright] SAS Institute Inc. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. 

3.  The Johns Hopkins ACG® Case-Mix System

Guideline:  If you are using the ACG® system in your research please reference the software as "The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group® (ACG®) Case-Mix System".  Include the software version number used for the research and the most recent version number that is currently available as of the date of publication.

Note: The paper need not be about ACGs per se, nor is it necessary that ACGs be the central topic, but even if the system is used as a generic case-mix control  in the background, the risk adjustment method or the markers utilized (say to identify chronic conditions) should be acknowledged.

Note: The current (2011) version of the system is 9, and any work done before January 2011 used version 8.

Example statement:  The use of Aggregated Diagnosis Groups™ (ADGs™) codes for risk adjustment in logistic models were created using The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group® (ACG®) Case-Mix System version 9.

Note: Additional mentions of this system in the same document can simply refer to it as the ACG System or The Johns Hopkins ACG® Case-Mix System. 

4.  Census data

Guideline: If Canada Census data are used directly, (i.e. aside from creating income quintiles), please visit the Statistics Canada website (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-591-x/2009001/steps-etapes-eng.htm). This website allows you to locate the particular set of Statistics Canada data that you've used and shows you how to cite it. You then use the reference to acknowledge them.

Example statement:  Comparisons between XXX and census data were made using Statistics Canada 2001 census profile 20% sample (Statistics Canada, 2004).

Example reference:  Statistics Canada. 2006. Profile of the Population, 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative table catalog no. 94-581-XCB2006002. Ottawa. July 24, 2008.

5.  CHI Population Projection data

Guideline:  If the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Population Projection data are used in a project, they should be acknowledged as the developers of the methodology.

Example statement:  The methodology used in the Population Projection data was developed by the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).

6. Use of Specific National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) Data

Use of the Uniform Data Set, the FIM® Instrument and/or the impairment codes contained in the National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) data, under the following circumstances, require acknowledgements that appear in the documentation. The following is a summary of the requirements. If necessary, the full requirements can be requested from MCHP at: info@cpe.umanitoba.ca

  • Insofar as any printed or published documentation refer to or incorporate any portion of the Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) materials, the following notice shall appear:

    The FIM® instrument, data set and impairment codes referenced herein are the property of Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc.
  • Appropriate trade mark notices shall be incorporated into and appear in any printed or published documentation, and include the following notice:

    “The service marks and trade-marks associated with the FIM® instrument are all owned by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc. Use herein of service marks and trade-marks associated with the FIM® instrument is made with the permission of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation.”
7. Traditional Territories Acknowledgement

The following acknowledgement should be included in all presentations:

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.


Disclaimers

Although every effort has been made to ensure the information on our web site is accurate, current, and reliable, MCHP assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any error, omission, opinions expressed by authors, or from the use of any information contained herein.

Medical Definitions & Descriptions

Any descriptions of diagnoses, procedures, and tests are provided for educational and informative purposes only. This information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, and it is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have, or suspect you have, a medical condition, you should consult your own primary health care physician for further information and advice.

While all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, neither MCHP nor the University of Manitoba can be held responsible for its accuracy, nor for any actions made on the basis of information provided on MCHP’s website.

Links to External Sites

This disclaimer is extended to the content of external web sites to which we have created links. MCHP has no control over the availability of remote sites, and is not responsible for the information found at those sites. The inclusion of a link on our web site does not constitute an endorsement by MCHP or the University of Manitoba.


Last updated April 19, 2017