Zahra Shahabi Kargar

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BACKGROUND An ageing population and higher rates of chronic disease increase the demand on health services. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports a 3.6% per year increase in total elective surgery admissions over the past four years.1 The newly introduced National Elective Surgery Target (NEST) stresses the need for efficiency and(More)
Stochastic activity durations, uncertainty in the arrival process of patients, and coordination of multiple activities are some key features of surgery planning and scheduling. In this paper we provide an overview of challenges around elective surgery scheduling and propose a predictive model for elective surgery scheduling to be evaluated in a major(More)
A commercially used expert system using multiple-classification rippledown rules applied to the domain of pharmacist-conducted home medicines review was examined. The system was capable of detecting a wide range of potential drug-related problems. The system identified the same problems as pharmacists in many of the cases. Problems identified by pharmacists(More)
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