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BACKGROUND Capacity management systems create insight into required resources like staff and equipment. For inpatient hospital care, capacity management requires information on beds and nursing staff capacity, on a daily as well as annual basis. This paper presents a comprehensive capacity model that gives insight into required nursing staff capacity and(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitals provide care for patients with a variety of diseases, co-morbidities and complications. The actual amount of care these patients need is unclear. Given the recent developments such as ageing, multi-morbidity and budgetary restraints, a practical explanatory model would avail healthcare professionals and managers in determining the(More)
International relations and the new inequality: power, wealth, and the transformation of global society at the beginning of the twenty-first century Abstract Although it is sometimes argued that the nation state is becoming less important and we're heading towards a global village, evidence is also pointing the other way. Nationalism is flourishing – almost(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitals are constantly being challenged to provide high-quality care despite ageing populations, diminishing resources, and budgetary restraints. While the costs of care depend on the patients' needs, it is not clear which patient characteristics are associated with the demand for care and inherent costs. The aim of this study was to ascertain(More)
BACKGROUND The actual amount of care hospitalised patients need is unclear. A model to quantify the demand for hospital care services among various clinical specialties would avail healthcare professionals and managers to anticipate the demand and costs for clinical care. METHODS Three medical specialties in a Dutch university hospital participated in(More)
According to the music industry, Napster, Kazaa, Gnutella and other P2P-filesharing services have been responsible for a worldwide decline in CD-sales since the end of the nineties. According to the industry downloading music is not only illegal and un-ethical; it is also harmful for the economy and artists. It takes away the incentive to be creative and(More)
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