B C Humphrey

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This paper discusses asset management for transmission and distribution companies. It first presents the goals and objectives of asset management, a corporate framework, and the competencies required to make it all work. It also discusses some of the pressing issues facing transmission and distribution companies today and the ability of asset management to(More)
Frequent attenders in family practice represent a small proportion of the total population, yet they consume a large amount of services. A description of their characteristics and problems is needed in order to design a therapeutic intervention tailored to meet these needs. A comparative analytic survey of 9,313 patients was done in order to isolate three(More)
To assist in the planning of mental health services for Metropolitan Toronto, the Mental Health Care Committee of the Metropolitan Toronto District Health Council convened a Task Force on Mental Health Epidemiology to help determine the need for services for patients suffering from schizophrenia. As part of its work, the Task Force described components of(More)
For 25 years, the Hamilton-Wentworth region has had a well integrated network of psychiatric services. The initial impetus for its establishment came from the founders of the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University in 1967. They envisaged a regional network of services that integrated the resources of a community-focused university department with(More)
With a trend toward coordinated networks of mental health services, it is necessary to be able to assess their impact. This paper outlines an approach to network analysis, using a variety of methodologies to come up with a composite picture. Areas to examine include the network processes, such as its goals, functions, structures, outcomes, and the(More)
Demand for psychiatric services is rising in part because many former patients are now in the community and the development of community services has not kept pace. Needs perceived by psychiatrists and family physicians are congruent with each other and with the many job opportunities for psychiatrists which now exist. In five years there will be an(More)
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