R. E. M. Champion

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The accurate capture and representation of user requirements plays a critical role in the construction of effective and flexible information systems. However, despite the introduction of development methods and CASE tools in the project life-cycle, the process of developing a requirements specification remains problematical. This paper proposes that future(More)
OBJECTIVE To forecast the number of patients who will present each month at the emergency department of a hospital in regional Victoria. METHODS The data on which the forecasts are based are the number of presentations in the emergency department for each month from 2000 to 2005. The statistical forecasting methods used are exponential smoothing and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a streaming model, previously validated in metropolitan EDs, on selected performance indicators in a regional ED. METHOD Multiple linear regression models were applied to monthly time series data from 43 months prior to the intervention and 15 months following the intervention to measure the impact of the streaming(More)
Four cases of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris of an acute type have been studied in three to six year old children. In three cases the disease occurred after an infection; in one out of these three cases this infection was serologically confirmed as being german measles. In the beginning, only the face is affected or the face and other part of the body. The rash(More)
Unified Modelling Language (UML) models of the patient journey in a regional Australian emergency department (ED) were used to develop an accurate, complete representation of ED processes and drive the collection of comprehensive quantitative and qualitative service delivery and patient treatment data as an evidence base for hospital service planning. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aim was to examine how Registered Nurses identify and respond to deteriorating patients during in-hospital simulation exercises. DESIGN Mixed methods study using simulated actors. SETTING A rural hospital in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-four Registered Nurses each completed two simulation exercises. METHODS Data were(More)