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Operational Modeling with Health Economics to Support Decision Making for COPD Patients
Objective: To assess the impact of interventions for improving the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), specifically increased use of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on patient outcomes and cost-benefit ...
Patient Pathway Modelling Using Discrete Event Simulation to Improve the Management of COPD
The number of people affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing and the hospital readmission rate is remarkably high. Therefore, healthcare professionals and managers have financial and ...
A cautionary note on the association between meteorological parameters and COVID-19 pandemic
Will the increasing temperature and humidity stop the spread of coronavirus, like seasonal patterns seen in viruses like influenza? In the authors’ opinion, weather has little or no part to play in bringing an end to the ...
A statistical assessment of association between meteorological parameters and COVID-19 pandemic in 10 countries
Background Eleven out of 13 published articles reported temperature and humidity as factors that could reduce the daily confirmed COVID-19 cases among many other findings. However, there are significant caveats, related ...