Nisha Nataraj

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Sepsis is a difficult-to-diagnose, life-threatening condition associated with high mortality and a critical need for timely intervention. The presence of comorbidities often complicates diagnosis and treatment options. Using inpatient data over multiple visits from a large hospital system, this research presents a simulation framework to model the impact of(More)
In the US, one in four adults has two or more chronic conditions; this population accounts for two thirds of healthcare spending. Comorbidity, the presence of multiple simultaneous health conditions in an individual, is increasing in prevalence and has been shown to impact patient outcomes negatively. Comorbidities associated with diabetes are correlated(More)
In 2010, over 200,000 women in the U.S. were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and an estimated 17% of those women died from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also in 2010, the CDC reported that 12.6 million women had diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Recent medical literature(More)
In home health care, continuity of care, wherein a patient is always visited by the same nurse, can be just as important as cost, as it is closely correlated to quality of care. While a patient typically receives care for two to three months, such that assigning a nurse to a patient impacts operations for lengthy periods of time, previous research focusing(More)
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