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The size of unified modeling language (UML) models used in practice is very large and ranges up to hundreds and thousands of classes. Querying of these models is used to support their quality assessment by information filtering and aggregating. For both, human cognition and automated analysis, there is a need for fast querying. In this context performance(More)
Specification and implementation of tests for complex, multi– user systems, like those based on SOA, is a demanding and time–consuming task. To reduce time and effort the specification of tests can be done at the model level. We propose platform independent test specification with our extension of the UML Testing Profile. The three phases of our approach:(More)
In a model assessment framework different quality aspects can be examined. In our approach we consider consistency and perceived semantic quality. The former can be supported by constraints and the later by queries. Consistency can be checked automatically, while for the semantic quality the human judgement is necessary. For constraint and query definitions(More)
Primary health care has emerged as a key element in the health care delivery system. A well-organized system of primary care is needed to reduce the fragmented, often parallel approaches currently seen in the delivery of health care. Important aspects of primary care include not only comprehensive services and continuity of care to the individual client but(More)
Involving community members into plans and projects is especially salient in initiating and maintaining nurse-managed centers. Nowhere is community involvement more crucial than in establishing a nursing practice in an isolated rural setting. The authors share their first-hand experiences in community interaction in establishing the state-funded health(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the satisfaction of clients with care provided in a rural nurse-managed health center by family nurse practitioners and to describe common health problems for which family nurse practitioner services were sought. The results indicated that of the 2,106 visits from a case load of 1,350 clients, acute health(More)