Christopher Beer

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine whether older people are prepared to engage in appropriate falls prevention strategies after discharge from hospital. DESIGN AND METHODS We used a semi-structured interview to survey older patients about to be discharged from hospital and examined their knowledge regarding falls prevention strategies to utilize(More)
—Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) algorithms use two heuristics to solve computational problems: one long-term (pheromone) and the other short-term (local heuristic). This paper details the development of antennation, a mid-term heuristic based on an analogous process in real ants. This is incorporated into ACO for the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP).(More)
BACKGROUND Accidental falls by older patients in hospital are one of the most commonly reported adverse events. Falls after discharge are also common. These falls have enormous physical, psychological and social consequences for older patients, including serious physical injury and reduced quality of life, and are also a source of substantial cost to health(More)
Transparency and open communication are key to a healthy relationship edical practice these days is influenced to a large extent by clinical practice guidelines. Usually sponsored by professional bodies, these compendia of advice should be produced by groups of experts with broad representation and credibility. These experts are expected to follow clearly(More)
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