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Quick Quiz — Stuff You Might Know

Academic medical centers, French elections and Chinese garment workers

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1997 cuts to Medicare hit academic medical centers hard, threatening research funding. A study of research activities at those teaching hospitals from 1992 to 2007 found on average it:
Fell 27%
Fell 42%
Rose 10%

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A study involving 22,557 French parliamentary and local elections found a small but often decisive group of voters, following the first round (similar to a U.S. primary) of ballots:
Vote for No. 2 vote-getter to keep things close
Vote for the top vote-getter to be associated with a winner
Write in the name of a candidate who didn’t make the second round

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At a Chinese garment factory where the workday begins with a 20-minute lecture from a manager, some workers’ shifts instead began with employees discussing workflow and other issues. The groups encouraged to speak up:
Fell behind their former pace by 20%
Fell behind their former pace by 12%
Increased production by 10%

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When a Swiss study failed to replicate findings in the U.S. on how to nudge physicians to curtail ill-advised prescribing of antibiotics, it meant:
The U.S. study was somehow flawed
The Swiss failed to include an element of peer pressure
Physicians will not be nudged

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With the Federal Reserve holding down interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis, rates on most kinds of loans have fallen, with one notable exception:
Credit card loans
Student loans
Home mortgages

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