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institutional effect 

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Definition A term of art referring to the biases in therapeutic decisions, diagnoses, or interpretation of data related to guidelines or cut-off values for laboratory or other parameters used in a particular health care facility, medical centre, or hospital. 

Reference JAMA 1991; 265:97

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03009962

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