Richard J. Crossman

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Many Markov chains with a single absorbing state have a unique limiting conditional distribution (LCD) to which they converge, conditioned on non-absorption, regardless of the initial distribution. If this limiting conditional distribution is used as the initial distribution over the non-absorbing states, then the probability distribution of the process at(More)
BACKGROUND World-wide healthcare systems are faced with an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. In the United Kingdom, clinical care is primarily provided by general practitioners (GPs) rather than hospital specialists. Intermediate care clinics for diabetes (ICCD) potentially provide a model for supporting GPs in their care of people with poorly controlled type 2(More)
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