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  1. A computer model for predicting the demand for end-stage renal failure (ESRF) treatment, contract setting and monitoring.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The high cost of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) treatment, and the anticipated need for expansion of the service at a time of limited resources for health care expenditure, means that careful planning of such an expansion is necessary.

    This needs to inform the setting and monitoring of contracts between commissioning organizations and providers of treatment.

    A spreadsheet based computer model is described which fulfils both of these needs.

    Methods

    A computer programme was written to run on a commonly available spreadsheet in order to predict the demand for ESRF treatment, set contracts, and monitor in year performance.

    Results

    The model described has facilitated contracting for ESRF services.

    Purchasers have used it to examine various planning scenarios, while the provider unit has used it to support a business case for further development.

    Using this model, the predictions for the Sheffield resident population are that the total number of patients on the ESRF treatment programme will increase from a mid-year average of 204 patients in the year 1994-95 to 266 patients in the year 1999-2000, while costs increase over the same time period from £2.37 million to £2.78 million.

    Conclusions

    A computer spreadsheet based model described is a useful tool for predicting demand, and setting and monitoring contracts, for treatment for ESRF.

    Problems with the model and potential further developments are discussed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance rénale, Stade terminal, Prestation service, Assistance ordinateur, Prédiction, Demande, Traitement, Organisation santé, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Rein pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Renal failure, Terminal stage, Contracting, Computer aid, Prediction, Demand, Treatment, Public health organization, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Urinary system disease, Renal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0369968

    Code Inist : 002B14A05. Création : 10/04/1997.