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A hospital service population model and its application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7429696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concepts of hospital service population and its estimation techniques is refined and generalized from a model-building point of view, and the generalized model is applied to the Alberta, Canada, hospital system. The assumptions underlying the so-called relevance and commitment index methods are investigated. A set of computer programs is developed for estimating the service population of Alberta hospitals. The programs use census, patient origin, and hospital statistics related to costs as input, and provide resource allocation and utilization rates on an age-sex adjusted per capita basis for all Alberta general acute hospitals and hospital districts. The estimates based on relevance and commitment index methods are compared and found to be very similar, except at the extreme tail areas of the distribution.
K S Bay; L J Nestman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0020-7314     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Health Serv     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-29     Completed Date:  1981-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1305035     Medline TA:  Int J Health Serv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catchment Area (Health)*
Costs and Cost Analysis
Economics, Hospital
Health Resources / supply & distribution
Health Services Research
Hospitals / utilization*
Models, Theoretical
Population Dynamics

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