Lorraine R. Gardiner

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This study investigates the ability of discriminant analysis to provide accurate predictions of hospital failure. Using data from the period following the introduction of the Prospective Payment System, we developed discriminant functions for each of two hospital ownership categories: not-for-profit and proprietary. The resulting discriminant models contain(More)
Using an adaptation of discriminant analysis on a sample of 120 hospitals in the state of Alabama, this paper illuminates characteristics of hospitals closed due to financial failure under PPS and cost-based Blue Cross/Blue Shield reimbursement systems. The results show high debt levels, poor revenue and cost ratios, poor utilization management, and the(More)
When making decisions with multiple criteria, a decision maker often thinks in terms of an aspiration point or levels of achievement for the criteria. In multiple objective mathematical programming, solution methods based on aspiration points can generate nondominated solutions using a variety of scalarizing functions. These reference point solution methods(More)
Organizations expend large amounts of educational and training resources to improve employee task and job performance. These resources must be allocated efficiently and effectively to increase the probability of organizational success. Information technology (IT) is one organizational area in which education and training are particularly important, largely(More)
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