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Quantitative Approaches in Health Care Management

Proceedings of the 27 th Meeting of the European Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS), Vienna, Austria, July 30 - August 4, 2001

Marion Sabine Rauner and Kurt Heidenberger

Contents: Jan M.H. Vissers: The Nature and Content of Health Operational Research – Penelope M. Mullen: Should Priorities be Quantified? – David Clayden/Adrian Bonner: Establishing and Monitoring Outcomes in Social Care – Marten Lagergren: The Swedish National Study on Ageing and Care (SNAC) – Tom Bowen: Developing Preventive Services for Older People – Jan M.H. Vissers: A Comparison of Alternative Service Policies for Hospital Admission Planning – Martin Utley/Steve Gallivan/Katie Davis: Analytical Methods to Assist Hospital Planning – Steve Gallivan: Monitoring Adverse Events in Surgery – Lucas Delesie: Performance Evaluation of Medical Departments. A Discussion Based Upon a Case Study and Illustrated by a Data Envelopment Analysis – Maria M. Hofmarcher/Iain Paterson/Monika Riedel: Are there Productivity Changes in Austrian Hospital Wards? A Malmquist Approach – Martin Dlouhy/Vaclava Pankova: Hospital Performance and Trends – Sigrun Schwarz: Complex Decision Making in Hospitals: a Simulation Study for Logistic Processes – Jan A.M. Schreuder: A Decision Support System for Assigning of Personnel to Teams in Health Services – Mario J. Ferreira de Oliveira/Lupe N.P. Toscano: Emergency Information Support System for Brazilian Public Hospitals – Vanda De Angelis/Giovanni Felici/Paolo Impelluso: Simulation Based Decision Support System for the Optimal Planning of a Transfusion Centre – Mehmood G. Sayyad/Arjan K. Shahani/Paul R. Harper/Valter de Senna/ K.M. Shelgikar/C.S. Yajnik: A System Modelling Approach for the Care of Diabetic Retinopathy in India – Valter de Senna/Arjan K. Shahani/Paul R. Harper/Simon K. Jones: Doubling Time Differences Between Breast Cancers Detected Through Screening and Self-detected Cancers – Ruth Davies: Obtaining Comparable Outcome Measures from Simulation Models of Disease Prevention and Treatment.