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Maria D Ugarte, Ana M Aguilera
This is a discussion of the paper "Overview of object oriented data analysis" by J. Steve Marron and Andrés M. Alonso.
September 2014: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Rajeev K Bali, M Chris Gibbons, J H James Choi, Jonathan L Schaffer
Effective decision making is vital in all healthcare activities. While this decision making is typically complex and unstructured, it requires the decision maker to gather multispectral data and information in order to make an effective choice when faced with numerous options. Unstructured decision making in dynamic and complex environments is challenging and in almost every situation the decision maker is undoubtedly faced with information inferiority. The need for germane knowledge, pertinent information and relevant data are critical and hence the value of harnessing knowledge and embracing the tools, techniques, technologies and tactics of knowledge management are essential to ensuring efficiency and efficacy in the decision making process...
2009: Journal of Healthcare Information Management: JHIM
Dag K J E von Lubitz, James E Beakley, Frédéric Patricelli
The ever-increasing complexity of disasters demands utilisation of knowledge that exists outside domains traditionally drawn upon in disaster management. To be operationally useful, such knowledge must he extracted, combined with information generated by the disaster itself, and transformed into actionable knowledge. The process, though, is hampered by existing, business-oriented approaches to knowledge management, by technical issues related to access to relevant, multi-domain information/knowledge, and by executive decision-making processes based predominantly on historical knowledge...
December 2008: Disasters
Penelope S Villars, Mark Q Veazie, Joel S Berger, Quan M Vu, Alita A Campbell-McAdory, John C Frenzel, Spencer S Kee
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) remains a ubiquitous concern for surgical outpatients with published rates ranging from 14% to 80%. An evidence-based approach was used to reduce PONV in a high-risk adult outpatient oncology population. The Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) Loop, a rapid cycle management strategy, was adapted for use in an outpatient surgery center with six ORs. A PONV prophylaxis protocol was developed and adapted until a stable PONV rate was achieved. A combination of dexamethasone, promethazine, and ondansetron was used in patients with one to three PONV risk factors...
April 2008: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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