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Higher expectations on supply chain performance force organisations to reinvent themselves in order to cut costs and increase customer service, all to gain competitive advantage. Pursuing the best network of manufacturing, supply and distribution facilities relative to the marketplace is therefore on top of many managers' 'most wanted' list concerning… (More)
BACKGROUND Hospitalization, a sentinel event for many older persons, may mark a transition from independent living to either community-based or institutionalized long-term care. We determined the independent risk factors, including loss of function, of nursing home (NH) admission at hospital discharge and NH use at 3 months after hospital discharge among a… (More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the relationship between prior living arrangements and average activities of daily living (ADL) function upon nursing home admission across two states. METHODS Minimum Data Set Plus records from 1993 and 1994 on 4,837 Medicaid reimbursed nursing home residents aged 65 years and older from two states were used. Medicaid… (More)
BACKGROUND This study compares mortality outcomes of Medicaid-reimbursed nursing home residents with and without do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in two diverse states. METHODS We used 1994 Minimum Data Set Plus (MDS+) information on 3215 nursing home residents from two states. We used Kaplan-Meier analyses to examine unadjusted mortality among those with… (More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe how advanced planning systems (APS) can be used to redesign supply chains. Besides a literature review, the paper includes two case studies that have used APS to analyse and re-configure their respective supply chains.