William Scanlon

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Nursing home reimbursement systems which do not adjust payment levels to patient care needs lead to access problems for heavy-care patients. Unnecessarily long and costly hospital stays may result. A patient-based nursing home incentive reimbursement system has been designed and is being evaluated in a controlled field experiment in 36 California skilled(More)
vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge the contributions of several individuals, some of whom were previous committee members of the NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations. were all previous members of the subcommittee and participated in hearings, or subcommittee breakouts dedicated to the content of this report. Vickie Mays, Ph.D.,(More)
The simulation model of a device/system available from design implies the use of model-based approach in the manufacturing fault diagnosis. The model-based diagnosis uses knowledge of the structure and behaviour of a device and observations of the device's behaviour to discover the causes of malfunctions. The major difficulty of model-based diagnosis is to(More)
A reanalysis of data from the 1977 National Nursing Home Survey, including data not available earlier, led to an estimate that 668,000 chronic mentally ill patients reside in nursing homes. Several subpopulations of nursing home residents were also identified and compared, which showed, for instance, that residents with only mental disorders were younger,(More)
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