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1. Nenova, Zlatana. Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions.

Degree: 2017, University of Pittsburgh

Treating chronic conditions is a fairly complex task, which requires well-timed appointments to control one's disease progression. In my dissertation I would like to optimize the monitoring strategies and better predict the demand-for-care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). To do that I design a chronic disease monitoring framework which consists of forecasting, survival analysis and Markov Decision Process (MDP) models. First, I propose a forecasting model which quantifies the impact of CKD-related doctor's appointments on patient's disease progression. The model accounts for patient's comorbidities, vital signs, and important laboratory values. Second, I propose a survival analysis model, which estimates the expected life days of a patient given his or her current health status. Finally, I use the information gained from the first two models to parametrize and solve the MDP, which can suggest monitoring strategies and predict medium-term demand for CKD-patient-care in a clinic. In addition to the chronic disease monitoring framework, I examine CKD patient characteristics associated with a higher resource utilization.

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APA (6th Edition):

Nenova, Z. (2017). Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions. (Thesis). University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved from http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/1/Updated%20Dissertation%20v5.pdf ; http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nenova, Zlatana. “Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions.” 2017. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. Accessed December 18, 2017. http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/1/Updated%20Dissertation%20v5.pdf ; http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nenova, Zlatana. “Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions.” 2017. Web. 18 Dec 2017.

Vancouver:

Nenova Z. Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Pittsburgh; 2017. [cited 2017 Dec 18]. Available from: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/1/Updated%20Dissertation%20v5.pdf ; http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Nenova Z. Essays on the management of appointments for chronic conditions. [Thesis]. University of Pittsburgh; 2017. Available from: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/1/Updated%20Dissertation%20v5.pdf ; http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/32949/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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