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OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of individual disability development and mortality in an area-based system for long-term care of the elderly and disabled. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SETTING Yearly surveys according to the ASIM system from 1985 to 1991 of all citizens of Solna, Sweden, receiving long-term care services from the municipality and/or the county… (More)
In order to study the dynamic properties of an area-based system of long-term care for elderly people a simulation model was developed. The model describes the system of care in terms of the number of persons per level of care, age group, gender and degree of disability. Flows between levels of care and changes in degree of disability are regulated by… (More)
Because Fido has a strong focus on character and creature animations, a robust and fast workflow for our Hair and Fur pipeline is essential for our daily work. With our previous off-the-shelf Hair and Fur system we had experienced a lot of problems with storage utilization and network traffic when we pushed it to its limits.
During the last few years, Fido has seen an increasing demand for highly detailed water effects in production. Fluid simulations, aside from being complex and hard to choreograph, put high demands on scalability and simulation speed. As of today, commercial software is slow and does not allow the artist to get quick feedback on simulation results. Following… (More)
Copyright The publishers will keep this document online on the Internet-or its possible replacement-for a considerable time from the date of publication barring exceptional circumstances. The online availability of the document implies a permanent permission for anyone to read, to download, to print out single copies for your own use and to use it unchanged… (More)
For the purpose of evaluating the validity of the staff's overall needs assessment in terms of the 'appropriate level of care' as a measurement of resource needs--with particular emphasis on the need for institutional resources--an analysis was made concerning the relation of the assessment to various other factors. In the analysis, we used data collected… (More)