Cynthia F Mitchell

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Health care facilities are challenged with an ever-increasing demand for producing accurate quality data to be used for guiding internal improvement initiatives as well as for reimbursement. It is essential that data abstraction be reliable and valid. In this article, we describe an interrater reliability process of data abstraction using the Centers for(More)
Using data on 61 oil companies from 2001-09, we examine the evolution of revenue efficiency of National Oil Companies (NOCs) and shareholder-owned oil companies (SOCs). We find that NOCs generally are less efficient than SOCs, but their efficiency increased faster over the last decade. We also find evidence that partial privatizations increase operational(More)
The economic principles and tools that are commonly applied to recover costs for urban water and sanitation arise from the dominant perspective of neoclassical economics. In this paper we argue that this perspective, with its emphasis on ‘full cost pricing’ based on the ‘user pays’ principle, is too limited for sustainability. We examine two other(More)
This paper discusses a urine diversion (UD) trial implemented within the institutional setting of the University of Technology Sydney that sought to identify key issues for public UD and reuse systems at scale in the Australian urban context. The trial was novel in its transdisciplinary action research approach, that included consideration of urine(More)
Decentralised systems have the potential to provide a viable option for long term sustainable management of household wastewater. Yet, at present, such systems hold an uncertain status and are frequently omitted from consideration. Their potential can only be realised with improved approaches to their management, and improved methods to decision-making in(More)
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