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Quality and resource efficiency in hospital service provision: A geoadditive stochastic frontier analysis of stroke quality of care in Germany

Pross, Christoph ; Strumann, Christoph ; Geissler, Alexander ; Herwartz, Helmut ; Klein, Nadja (2018-09-06)

We specify a Bayesian, geoadditive Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) model to assess hospital performance along the dimensions of resources and quality of stroke care in German hospitals. With 1,100 annual observations and data from 2006 to 2013 and risk-adjusted patient volume as output, we introduce a production function that captures quality, resource inputs, hospital inefficiency determina...

3 Essays on art ecommerce in the light of western commercial art markets

Bayer, Katharina (2018)

The past few years have seen a quantum jump in the increase of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - related innovations and e-businesses primarily embracing in consumer-oriented, web-based electronic commerce (EC) dedicated to selling visual art and collectible items in the western commercial art markets. The Internet medium functions as a novel retail patronage mode, wherein art ob...

Nursing skill mix in European hospitals: cross-sectional study of the association with mortality, patient ratings, and quality of care

Aiken, Linda H. ; Sloane, Douglas ; Griffiths, Peter ; Rafferty, Anne Marie ; Bruyneel, Luk ; McHugh, Matthew ; Maier, Claudia B. ; Moreno-Casbas, Teresa ; Ball, Jane E. ; Ausserhofer, Dietmar ; Sermeus, Walter (2016)

Objectives: To determine the association of hospital nursing skill mix with patient mortality, patient ratings of their care and indicators of quality of care. Design: Cross-sectional patient discharge data, hospital characteristics and nurse and patient survey data were merged and analysed using generalised estimating equations (GEE) and logistic regression models. Setting: Adult acute care ...

Why and how did Israel adopt activity-based hospital payment? The Procedure-Related Group incremental reform

Brammli-Greenberg, Shuli ; Waitzberg, Ruth ; Perman, Vadim ; Gamzu, Ronni (2016-09-01)

Historically, Israel paid its non-profit hospitals on a perdiem (PD) basis. Recently, like other OECD countries, Israel has moved to activity-based payments. While most countries have adopted a diagnostic related group (DRG) payment system, Israel has chosen a Procedure-Related Group (PRG) system. This differs from the DRG system because it classifies patients by procedure rather than diagnosis...

Public reporting on quality, waiting times and patient experience in 11 high-income countries

Rechel, Bernd ; McKee, Martin ; Haas, Marion ; Marchildon, Gregory P. ; Bousquet, Frederic ; Blümel, Miriam ; Geissler, Alexander ; van Ginneken, Ewout ; Ashton, Toni ; Saunes, Ingrid Sperre ; Anell, Anders ; Quentin, Wilm ; Saltman, Richard ; Culler, Steven ; Barnes, Andrew ; Palm, Willy ; Nolte, Ellen (2016-02-26)

This article maps current approaches to public reporting on waiting times, patient experience and aggregate measures of quality and safety in 11 high-income countries (Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States). Using a questionnaire-based survey of key national informants, we found that the data most commonly made a...

Application of multiday 24h-accelerometry in epidemiology to study habitual overall physical activity, activity intensity levels, and their determinants

Jaeschke, Lina (2018)

Physical activity (PA) is an established protective lifestyle factor for chronic disease risk. Reliably assessing PA, deriving unbiased PA estimates, and knowing determinants of PA are preconditions for drawing persuasive conclusions on exposure-disease associations in epidemiology and for successfully implementing PA promotion strate-gies. Most of the evidence regarding PA relies on subjective...

The role of contextual factors for breastfeeding outcomes and their potential integration inted guidelines: case studies of Germany, the United Kingdom and Ghana

Waldherr, Ruth (2018)

Introduction: Breastfeeding is recognized as an important public health issue with high social and economic implications. According to the WHO, it should be initiated within one hour after birth, exclusive breastfeeding should be practiced for six months, and the entire period should last for two years. However, breastfeeding rates are sub-optimal at a worldwide scale and could be improved. Rec...

Verwendung von Krankenhausabrechnungsdaten für die Versorgungsforschung in Deutschland

Nimptsch, Ulrike (2018)

Seitdem die akutstationären Krankenhausleistungen in Deutschland auf der Grundlage des fallpauschalierenden Vergütungssystems der Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) vergütet werden, sind in den administrativen Datenbeständen der deutschen Krankenhäuser umfassende medizinische Informationen verfügbar. Da die Abrechnung nach dem DRG-System für nahezu alle Patienten und alle Krankenhäuser zur Anwendun...

Research Information Standards Adoption

Riechert, Mathias ; Roberson, Owen ; Wastl, Jürgen (2017-03-21)

While Research Information continues to mature as an area of expertise, discussions regarding the implementation and adoption of standardisation initiatives, such as CASRAI and CERIF, have intensified. Possessing the capacity to use a standard does not obligate its adoption, so the extent to which standards are employed varies across use cases and institutions, in a way that is difficult to qua...

Using co-authorship networks to map and analyse global Neglected Tropical Disease research with an affiliation to Germany

Bender, Max Ernst ; Edwards, Suzanne ; Philipsborn, Peter von ; Steinbeis, Fridolin ; Keil, Thomas ; Tinnemann, Peter (2015)

Neglected tropical disease research has changed considerably in recent decades, and the German government is committed to addressing its past neglect of NTD research. Our aim was to use an innovative social network analysis of bibliometric data to map neglected tropical disease research networks that are inside of and affiliated with Germany, thereby enabling data-driven health policy decision-...

The 2016 proposal for the reorganisation of urgent care provision in Belgium

Van den Heede, Koen ; Quentin, Wilm ; Dubois, Cécile ; Devriese, Stephan ; Van de Voorde, Carine (2017-04)

Internationally the number of emergency department (ED) visits is on the rise while evidence suggests that a substantial proportion of these patients do not require emergency care but primary care. This paper presents the Belgian 2016 proposal for the reorganisation of urgent care provision and places it into its political context. The proposal focused on re-designing patient flow aiming to red...

The SELFIE framework for integrated care for multi-morbidity: development and description

Leijten, Fenna R.M. ; Struckmann, Verena ; van Ginneken, Ewout ; Czypionka, Thomas ; Kraus, Markus ; Reiss, Miriam ; Tsiachristas, Apostolos ; Boland, Melinde ; de Bont, Antoinette ; Bal, Roland ; Busse, Reinhard ; Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen (2018-01)

Background The rise of multi-morbidity constitutes a serious challenge in health and social care organisation that requires a shift from disease- towards person-centred integrated care. The aim of the current study was to develop a conceptual framework that can aid the development, implementation, description, and evaluation of integrated care programmes for multi-morbidity. Methods A scopin...

Strategic purchasing reform in Estonia

Habicht, Triin ; Habicht, Jarno ; Ginneken, Ewout van (2015)

As of 2014, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund has adopted new purchasing procedures and criteria, which it now has started to implement in specialist care. Main changes include (1) redefined access criteria based on population need rather than historical supply, which aim to achieve more equal access of providers and specialties; (2) stricter definition and use of optimal workload criteria to ...

Price anchoring in Online Markets: an Empirical Assessment

Bogliacino, Francesco ; Cuntz, Alexander (2013)

There is a large literature in behavioral economics contradicting the empirical prediction of rational choice theory once applied to auctions. The issue is of particular relevance due to the large use of auctions in mechanism design. One of the heuristics that may induce biased behavior is anchoring, namely the possibility that uninformative information influences choices. In this article we as...

Creating Value by Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Practices – a Cross-Country Comparison

Campos, Juliana Kucht ; Straube, Frank ; Wutke, Sebastian ; Cardoso, Patricia Alcântara (2017)

Research on the development of multinational companies towards a more sustainable business reveals country specific particularities in this process. In order to build a cross-country collaboration framework, sustainability reports of leading companies from developed and developing countries were analyzed and statistically significant differences identified. The framework contributes to comprehe...

Spannungsfeld Krankenpflege: Auf dem Weg zu größtmöglicher Patientensicherheit und zufriedenen Mitarbeitern

Zander, Britta (2018)

Hintergrund: Die Zahl der internationalen Studien, die einen Zusammenhang zwischen dem organisatorischen Kontext, in dem Krankenpflegekräfte arbeiten und der Versorgungsqualität herstellen, ist in den letzten Jahren enorm angewachsen. Gleichzeitig rücken steigende Fluktuationsraten und die erhöhte Bereitschaft des Pflegepersonals zu einem Arbeitsplatzwechsel in den Fokus des Interesses vieler F...

Standardization and international business: evidence from German micro data

Müller, Jo-Ann (2018)

Increasing globalization opens up market opportunities, but also results in increased competition. In order to meet the strong opposing forces for customization and cost efficiency at work at the same time, firms aim to simultaneously increase the level of product adaption and efficiency. Standardization can play a significant role for international businesses to achieve these goals. The objec...

Geschäftsmodellinnovationen in der Energiewirtschaft

Dizdarevic, Husein (2018)

This thesis explores the opportunities and challenges of innovations in big firms focusing the energy sector. It is also a sector that has become vital for a functioning economy as a whole, including its societal life and of the security of the nation. Hence, the dangers of disruptions in the energy market are of great concern. Anyhow, all assumptions that “not to innovate” might be a path of l...

Neue Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden im stationären Sektor

Ex, Patricia (2018)

Die Finanzierung neuer Gesundheitstechnologien im stationären Sektor erfolgt oft über Entgelte für Neue Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden (NUB-Entgelte) als temporäres Erstattungsinstrument. Mehr als zehn Jahre nach ihrer Einführung gibt es kaum Studien über NUB-Entgelte und wie sie die Anwendung und Verbreitung von neuen Gesundheitstechnologien beeinflussen. Auch die Ergänzung einer Nutze...

Not just the what and how, but also the who: the impact of entrepreneurship educators

Steiner, Susanne (2014)

The profile of entrepreneurship educators is as unexplored as it is diverse. While many studies in entrepreneurship education (EE) look at students and their entrepreneurial learning process (e.g., Peterman and Kennedy, 2003; Fayolle et al., 2006; Pittaway and Cope, 2007; Müller, 2009), they have so far paid little attention to the profiles of educators. Educators’ profiles, however, might pla...