R. E. M. Champion

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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)
Within information systems development the correct capture of user requirements plays a central role in the construction of effective and flexible systems. This paper views requirements specification as primarily a knowledge intensive activity, and the work reported here follows the premise that the next generation of requirements engineering environments(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)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of the Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends (FIRST(2) ACT) simulation program on nursing observations and practice relevant to patient deterioration in a rural Australian hospital. DESIGN Interrupted time series analysis. SETTING A rural Australian hospital. PARTICIPANTS All(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)