David V. Edwards

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A better, more effective dialogue is needed between biodiversity science and policy to underpin the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. Many initiatives exist to improve communication, but these largely conform to a ‘linear’ or technocratic model of communication in which scientific “facts” are transmitted directly to policy advisers to “solve(More)
Under the leadership of Mayor Shirley Franklin, the City of Atlanta introduced a new operating model for municipal government in early 2002. A central component of that effort has been a performance-measurement system—the “Atlanta Dashboard”—designed to assess various aspects of municipal performance and, through that assessment, to improve the efficiency(More)
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has determined that a £7 million saving can be achieved per trust by improving theatre efficiency. The aim of this quality improvement project was to improve orthopaedic theatre turnaround without compromising the patient safety. We process mapped all the stages from application of dressing to knife to skin(More)
Voegelin concludes his examination of the meaning of the term "empire" with the assertion that "To establish an empire is an essay in world creation, reaching through all the levels of the hierarchy of being. This essay is always related to the invisible order through the attunement of existence to transcendent Being; it is an evocation of true existence(More)
270 Background: The Accountable Care Act (ACA) created a foundation for value based purchasing to increase quality of care. This resulted in a request for metrics from multiple organizations at both national and state levels interested in improving healthcare delivery through measurement. Competing with these are internal disease specific metrics requested(More)
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