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The aim of the NEONATE project is to investigate decision support in the neonatal intensive care unit. This paper describes the considerable amount of observational and physiological data which was acquired and as well as the tools which have been developed to analyse them. Both the data and the tools are in the public domain. We believe that our database(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel approach to the analysis of data obtained from card-sorting experiments. These experiments were performed as a part of the initial phase of a project, called NEONATE. One of the aims of the project is to develop decision support tools for the neonatal intensive care environment. Physical card-sorts were performed(More)
A selective sweep describes the reduction of linked genetic variation due to strong positive selection. If s is the fitness advantage of a homozygote for the beneficial allele and h its dominance coefficient, it is usually assumed that h=1/2, i.e. the beneficial allele is co-dominant. We complement existing theory for selective sweeps by assuming that h is(More)
The aim of the NEONATE project is to investigate sub-optimal decision making in the neonatal intensive care unit and to implement decision support tools which will draw the attention of nursing and clinical staff to situations where specific actions should be taken or avoided. We have collected over 400 patient-hours of data on 31 separate babies, including(More)
BACKGROUND Common concepts and definitions are important for the effective practice of medicine. In an intensive care unit clear understanding of terminology and communication between different staff groups may be critical for optimal care. If computerised decision support tools are to be successfully deployed in these high intensity environments, all staff(More)
1. Abstract A unique data-set describing patient (baby) state with associated clinical actions and observations performed by medical and nursing staff were recorded, during the period mid October 2001 to mid February 2003, in a busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This report describes in detail the data collecting protocol and process, the database(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel approach to the analysis of data obtained from card-sorting experiments. The card-sorting experiments were performed as a part of the initial phase of a project,called NEONATE, that has an aim to develop decision support tools for the neonatal intensive care environment. Physical card-sorts were performed using(More)
Background: In a complex environment such as the NICU, decision support aids need to take account of the optimal performance ability of decision-makers of varying types and levels of responsibility. Card sorting experiments were performed as part of the initial phase of a project, called NEONATE, with the aim to elicit these differences prior to developing(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel approach to the analysis of data obtained from concept-sorting experiments. These experiments were performed as part of a project, called NEONATE, one of whose aims is to develop decision support tools for the neonatal intensive care environment. Physical card-sorts were performed using clinical " action " and(More)