Developing a forecasting tool for patient census allows for improved staffing, better resource utilization and mobilization, and improved timing of educational campaigns around the disease control process. Using a neural network approach we evaluated several different models and variables for predicting patient census prospectively. These initial studies enabled selection of a subset of predictor variables and show that different network models, and variables must be used based on the season.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
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