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Case-based reasoning is a flexible methodology to manage software development related tasks. However, when the reasoner's task is prediction, there are a number of different CBR techniques that could be chosen to address the characteristics of a dataset. We examine several of these techniques to assess their accuracy in predicting software development(More)
A reversible outcome is one that can be changed. For example, the failure of an ongoing project may be avoided if certain actions are taken, while an outcome such as the path of a hurricane cannot be changed under current knowledge. The major benefit of predicting reversible outcomes resides in the possibility to avoid unwanted results. For this purpose, it(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the risk of mortality during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic could inform preparations for a future pandemic. METHODS Prospectively collected demographic, hospitalization, and death data from all individuals who served in the Australian Imperial Force from 1914 through 1919 in Europe and the Middle East were abstracted from(More)
BACKGROUND Death rates in military populations outside of combat are often lower than those in the general population. This study considers how this "healthy soldier effect" changes over time. METHODS Standardized mortality ratios were used to compare changes in death rates relative to the Australian population in two large studies of Australian(More)
BACKGROUND During the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, nurses and physicians were intensively exposed to the pandemic A/H1N1 strain. There are few published summaries of the mortality experiences of nurses and physicians during the pandemic. METHODS Mortality records from U.S. and British Armies during the First World War and obituary notices in national(More)
BACKGROUND The association between stressful events on warlike deployments and subsequent mental health problems has been established. Less is known about the effects of stressful events on peacekeeping deployments. METHODS Two cross sectional studies of the Australian Defence Force were used to contrast the prevalence of exposures reported by a group(More)
Until the mid-20th century, mortality rates were often very high during measles epidemics, particularly among previously isolated populations (e.g., islanders), refugees/internees who were forcibly crowded into camps, and military recruits. Searching for insights regarding measles mortality rates, we reviewed historical records of measles epidemics on the(More)
BACKGROUND Frequent illness and injury among workers with high body mass index (BMI) can raise the costs of employee healthcare and reduce workforce maintenance and productivity. These issues are particularly important in vocational settings such as the military, which require good physical health, regular attendance and teamwork to operate efficiently. The(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the extent to which alcohol consumption in a military group differed from the general population, and how alcohol affected the military group's health and social functioning. METHODS A cross sectional survey of military personnel (n = 5311) collected self-reported data on alcohol use (AUDIT scale) and general health, role(More)