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The participative method of subject definition as used in the quantitative modelling of hospital laundry services.

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  • Author(s): Hammer KA;Hammer KA; Janes FR
  • Source:
    IMA journal of mathematics applied in medicine and biology [IMA J Math Appl Med Biol] 1995 Sep-Dec; Vol. 12 (3-4), pp. 339-44.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: Published for the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications by Oxford University Press Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 8704892 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 0265-0746 (Print) Linking ISSN: 02650746 NLM ISO Abbreviation: IMA J Math Appl Med Biol Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: Oxford, OX, England : Published for the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications by Oxford University Press, c1984-c2003.
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    • Abstract:
      The objectives for developing the participative method of subject definition were to gain all the relevant information to a high level of fidelity in the earliest stages of the work and so be able to build a realistic model at reduced labour cost. In order to better integrate the two activities--information acquisition and mathematical modelling--a procedure was devised using the methods of interactive management to facilitate teamwork. This procedure provided the techniques to create suitable working relationships between the two groups, the informants and the modellers, so as to maximize their free and accurate intercommunication, both during the initial definition of the linen service and during the monitoring of the accuracy and reality of the draft models. The objectives of this project were met in that the final model was quickly validated and approved, at a low labour cost.
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 19950901 Date Completed: 19961231 Latest Revision: 20191101
    • Publication Date:
      20220302
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/imammb/12.3-4.339
    • Accession Number:
      8919568