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A ranking method for sensor services based on estimation of service access cost

Wei Wang, Fang Yao, Suparna De, Klaus Moessner, Zhili Sun
2015 Information Sciences  
However, assuming the availability of such information for sensor services is often unrealistic. We propose a ranking strategy by estimating the cost of accessing sensor services.  ...  The concept of sensing-as-a-service is proposed to enable a unified way of accessing and controlling sensing devices for many Internet of Things based applications.  ...  Therefore, our strategy is to estimate the cost of accessing sensor services with respect to a particular query.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2015.05.029 fatcat:ibzlbaap4fhqvkcfulbyzgmnha

Estimating The Costs Of Specialist Out-Patient Services In A Public Hospital

R. Zainal, M. Mahat
2014 Value in Health  
Total costs were then allocated to the in-patient and out-patient services based on historical financial data with a ratio of 1: 4.  ...  These estimates provide the policy-makers with an understanding of the cost data should they need to establish a cost basis for payment rates.  ...  This study estimated the cost of out-patient services in a public hospital.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jval.2014.08.431 pmid:27202949 fatcat:i2j3kw3zuzc45gr3g4r6sqbfv4

Cost-price estimation of clinical laboratory services based on activity-based costing: A case study from a developing country

Ali Mouseli, Mohsen Barouni, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Siamak Mirab Samiee, Leila Vali
2017 Electronic Physician  
Analyzing and cost-price estimating of laboratory services were performed by MY ABCM software Version 5.0. Results: In 2015, the total costs were $641,645.  ...  Also after calculating the cost of laboratory services, a comparison was made between the calculated price and the private sector's tariffs in 2015.  ...  Acknowledgments: This study is a part of a Ph.D. thesis in health care management at Kerman University of Medical Sciences.  ... 
doi:10.19082/4077 pmid:28607638 pmcid:PMC5459275 fatcat:gpsmqsauzbe2flngiyn6noy2lm

A graph-based automatic services composition based on cost estimation heuristic

Nenad Ivezic, Yun Peng, Yunsu Lee, Minchul Lee, Boonserm Kulvatunyou
2019 International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics  
It proves that the proposed framework provides an admissible heuristic based on cost estimations that guarantee a minimum cost solution, if one exists.  ...  Traditional service representation and planning algorithms do not adequately address non-functional characteristics, large numbers of similar operators (i.e., services), and limited numbers of objects  ...  To realize such a framework, this paper presents a method for representing a service and a novel graph-based algorithm using a cost estimation heuristic for services search and composition.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijsoi.2019.10025090 fatcat:rueyta2nxbgfjnm7byqyu5so5q

Opportunity Cost Estimation of Ecosystem Services

Arjan Ruijs, M. Kortelainen, A. Wossink, C. J. E. Schulp, R. Alkemade
2015 Environmental and Resource Economics  
Results show that opportunity costs of changes in ecosystem services provision differ substantially between regions.  ...  Opportunity costs of biodiversity are generally positively related with the level of biodiversity up to a turning point after which they are negatively related.  ...  Note that calculating net revenues is not feasible due to the difficulty to estimate production costs in a reliable way.  Cultural services: a composite index consisting of attractiveness for tourism  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10640-015-9970-5 fatcat:e7wirwnju5hrnozffkxpojjvte

Econometric estimation of WHO-CHOICE country-specific costs for inpatient and outpatient health service delivery

Karin Stenberg, Jeremy A. Lauer, Georgios Gkountouras, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Anderson Stanciole
2018 Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation  
Cost estimates are produced at country and regional level, with 95% confidence intervals.  ...  Methods: Country data sets were gathered in 2008-2010 through literature reviews, website searches and a public call for cost data.  ...  Availability of data and materials Country and region-specific estimated costs are available through the WHO-CHOICE website (http://who.int/choice/en/). Consent for publication Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12962-018-0095-x pmid:29559855 pmcid:PMC5858135 fatcat:feqt5qnxzfbivobf2ki7tmo6k4

A Matter of Classes: Stratifying Health Care Populations to Produce Better Estimates of Inpatient Costs

David B. Rein
2005 Health Services Research  
Stratifying health care populations based on measures of health severity is a powerful method to achieve more accurate cost predictions.  ...  To stratify traditional risk-adjustment models by health severity classes in a way that is empirically based, is accessible to policy makers, and improves predictions of inpatient costs.  ...  Funding for this research was supplied by RTI International, the Georgia Health Policy Center of Georgia State University, and through a dissertation grant supplied by the Agency for Healthcare Research  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2005.00393.x pmid:16033501 pmcid:PMC1361179 fatcat:pjzwnu4lknh6nj2twpsai6y5xa

Development of Cost Estimation Tools for Total Occupational Safety and Health Activities and Occupational Health Services: Cost Estimation from a Corporate Perspective

Tomohisa Nagata, Koji Mori, Yutaka Aratake, Hiroshi Ide, Hiromi Ishida, Junichiro Nobori, Reiko Kojima, Kiminori Odagami, Anna Kato, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Shinya Matsuda
2014 Journal of Occupational Health  
of Cost Estimation Tools for Total Occupational Safety and Health Activities and Occupational Health Services: Cost Estimation from a Corporate Perspective: Tomohisa NAGATA, et al.  ...  Especially in occupational health (OH) services as forms of health management and health promotion, OH costs are a human resource investment for improvement of health and wellness Abstract: Development  ...  This research was funded by Grants-in-Aid from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (H23-Roudou-Wakate-006, Tomohisa Nagata as a representative researcher).  ... 
doi:10.1539/joh.13-0277-fs pmid:24739371 fatcat:ry7drmcisravpmn2xzi3zecxiq

Cost-effectiveness of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination in Nigeria: a decision analysis using pragmatic parameter estimates for cost and programme coverage

Obinna I. Ekwunife, Stefan K. Lhachimi
2017 BMC Health Services Research  
We therefore aimed to evaluate cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination in Nigeria using pragmatic parameter estimates for cost and programme coverage, i.e. realistically achievable in the studied context  ...  However, CS + NV scenario was only cost-effective so far the unit cost of HPV vaccine did not exceed $5.  ...  AVH had no input in the design and analysis of the study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2758-2 pmid:29216880 pmcid:PMC5721469 fatcat:dbyyr4gttrfhbg7itk576khjey

Estimating the costs of the national basic public health services in Zhuhai, China, through activity-based costing: a cross-sectional study

Zan Wang, Qin Ao, Yinbo Luo, Qi Wang, Zuxun Lu, Jun'an Liu
2019 BMJ Open  
ObjectiveOur research aims to estimate the per capita cost of 13 items in the basic public health service (BPHS) project in Zhuhai, China, and provide an economical basis for the improvement of the cost  ...  funds for basic public health services cannot compensate for the actual costs.  ...  We also express our gratitude for the support of the Zhuhai Health Bureau and the Prevention and Treatment Centre of Chronic Disease.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024831 pmid:31256019 pmcid:PMC6609140 fatcat:dfd7vjrwwfaktb3qmwq6hphjda

Estimating the effect of hospital closure on areawide inpatient hospital costs: a preliminary model and application

D S Shepard
1983 Health Services Research  
A preliminary model is developed for estimating the extent of savings, if any, likely to result from discontinuing a specific inpatient service.  ...  The marginal cost ratio, which relates marginal costs of cases absorbed in surrounding hospitals to the average costs in those hospitals, is estimated as 87 percent in the base case.  ...  A major challenge in applying the model is to develop an accurate estimate of this cost.  ... 
pmid:6668181 pmcid:PMC1068776 fatcat:7ujpoeirizabzktvsx5bnmwuky

Baranovska A, Doroshenko O (2012) Estimation of the scope and the cost of services for treating tuberculosis for Vinnitsa region

Tatiana Andreeva, Anastasia Baranovska, Olena Doroshenko
2012 Figshare  
Baranovska A, Doroshenko O (2012) Estimation of the scope and the cost of services for treating tuberculosis for Vinnitsa region.  ...  TB are allocated in Ukraine, but the cost of the TB case is not clearly estimated for the country and service provider.  ...  Baranovska A, Doroshenko O (2012) Estimation of the scope and the cost of services for treating tuberculosis for Vinnitsa region.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.92815 fatcat:t2lj3x3qizevlda5cgbyn5eqqq

A Study on the Development of PMO Cost Estimation Model
PMO 대가 산정모형의 개발

Yong Won Seo, Duck Hee Lee
2014 Journal of the Korea society of IT services  
However, since there has been no reliable method to estimate the cost to execute PMOs, a PMO cost evaluation model to support the budget and cost planning of PMO projects is required.  ...  Thus, the purpose of this research is to develop a systematic cost evaluation model for PMO projects.  ...  cost estimation of PMO Adjustment for PMO application phases Adjustment for project complexit Adjusted cost estimation of PMO PMO cost estimation Calculation of adjusting coefficient for  ... 
doi:10.9716/kits.2014.13.4.169 fatcat:ff2567icebekzaviaitn5tufy4

Estimation of Costs-Savings and Improved Patient Outcomes of Implementing a Consultation-Liaison Service at Health Sciences North

Elendu Okoronkwo
2019 Open Journal of Psychiatry  
Objective: The study was conducted to assess the implementation of a psychiatric consultation-liaison service (C-L) from the perspective of cost-savings, staff satisfaction, patient satisfaction and to  ...  Results: The data indicated: 1) a reduction in the number of re-admissions and length of stay after the initiation of the C-L service translating into significant cost-savings for the hospital, 2) that  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by a grant issued by the Northern Ontario Academic Medical Association (NOAMA) and had no role in the design of the study; collection, analysis and interpretation  ... 
doi:10.4236/ojpsych.2019.93017 fatcat:7zphgdvlq5ajdiuy2oeri6bl7q

Estimating the Costs of Implementing Comprehensive Primary Care: A Narrative Review

Grant R. Martsolf, Ryan Kandrack, Mark W. Friedberg, Brian Briscombe, Peter S. Hussey, Christiane LaBonte
2019 Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology  
We performed a narrative review of the existing literature on the costs of adopting and implementing comprehensive primary care capabilities.  ...  To calculate new payments for these capabilities, policymakers would need estimates of the costs that practices incur when adopting, maintaining, and using the capabilities.  ...  The author(s) declared the following potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Since 2016, Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2333392819842484 pmid:31069248 pmcid:PMC6492354 fatcat:bwknc3o2i5a6dcji3utyyrnvum
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