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This case study looks at knowledge management (KM) at Ernst & Young UK (E&Y UK), at the end of 1999/ beginning of 2000. The case describes the business processes to be supported by KM in a professional services firm, and E&Y UK’s efforts in developing a robust Knowledge Management system that can deliver value. The case describes the electronic resources in(More)
THE NEED In a time of increasing demand for psychological services and continually decreasing resources, unmet need with respect to National Health Service (NHS) mental health services is reaching an unprecedented level. While monthly referrals to community mental health teams increased 13% in 2013, and 16% in the case of crisis services, investment in(More)
AIM To determine the cost-effectiveness of all options for the self-monitoring of blood glucose funded by the National Health Service, providing guidance for disinvestment and testing the hypothesis that advanced meter features may justify higher prices. METHODS Using data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre concerning all 8 340 700(More)
BACKGROUND Between 62 000 and 77 000 women die annually from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Prompt delivery, preferably by the vaginal route, is vital for good maternal and neonatal outcomes. Two low-cost interventions-low-dose oral misoprostol tablets and transcervical Foley catheterisation-are already used in low-resource settings. We aimed to compare the(More)
BACKGOUND The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) has been the subject of controversy since its inception, with critics arguing that it creates a "backdoor" to the National Health Service (NHS), circumventing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and its health technology assessment program. Nonetheless, with its creation comes a new decision problem,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of cerebral palsy attributable to adverse obstetric events, and estimate the lifetime mortality and morbidity expectations of these individuals relative to age-matched members of the UK general population. DESIGN Simulation model. SETTING UK POPULATION All projected live births during 2014. METHODS Using published(More)
Poor-quality pharmaceuticals and medical devices rarely make it to market; however, the same cannot be said for app-based interventions. With a high availability but low evidence base for mHealth, apps are an increasingly uncertain prospect to users and healthcare professionals alike. Although in a first-best situation, the burden of proof concerning app(More)
BACKGROUND Mobile health offers many opportunities; however, the 'side-effects' of health apps are often unclear. With no guarantee health apps first do no harm, their role as a viable, safe and effective therapeutic option is limited. OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of apps for chronic insomnia disorder, available on the Android Google Play Store, and(More)
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