Search for dissertations about: "urban quality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 274 swedish dissertations containing the words urban quality.

  1. 1. Quality Management in Hospital Departments : Empirical Studies of Organisational Models

    Author : Stefan Kunkel; Ragnar Westerling; Urban Rosenqvist; Lars Borgquist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Social medicine; Quality Management; Organisational Models; Hospital Departments; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to empirically explore the organisational characteristics of quality systems of hospital departments, to develop and empirically test models for the organisation and implementation of quality systems, and to discuss the clinical implications of the findings. Data were collected from hospital departments through interviews (n=19) and a nation-wide survey (n=386). READ MORE

  2. 2. Heat and Mass Transfer in Impingement Cooking. Aspects of Food Quality

    Author : Urban Wählby; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : cooking; impingement; meat; mass transfer; buns; food quality; heat transfer;

    Abstract : Hot air impingement is a special form of forced convection, where the air is focused through the use of nozzles at a surface. In combination with rather high air velocities, a jet like phenomenon can evolve, which when used in for example cooking can achieve high heat transfer capacities. An Impingement oven prototype was constructed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Neighborhood Design and Travel : a Study of Residential Quality, Child Leisure Activity and Trips to School

    Author : Pia Westford; Dick Urban Vestbro; Anders Hagson; KTH; []
    Keywords : urban design; neighborhood; car use; child leisure activity; school trips; lifestyle; perceived environment;

    Abstract : Sustainable urban mobility calls for well-informed design of neighborhoods. Although many studies have been conducted in the field, there is little evidence about the relationships between design elements, urban quality and behavior. Little is also known about residents’ valuation of design and urban quality in this context. READ MORE

  4. 4. Heart failure : biomarker effect and influence on quality of life

    Author : Patric Karlström; Urban Alehagen; Mikael Dellborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heart failure; Biomarker; B-type natriuretic peptide; Heart failure treatment; B-type Natriuretic Peptide guided heart failure treatment; Responders; Health-related quality of life; Heart failure duration; Outcomes;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Heart failure (HF) is a life threatening condition and optimal handling is necessary to reduce risk of therapy failure. The aims of this thesis were: (Paper I) to examine whether BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide)-guided HF treatment improves morbidity and mortality when compared with HF therapy implemented by a treating physician at sites experienced in managing patients with HF according to guidelines; (Paper II) to investigate how to define a responder regarding optimal cut-off level of BNP to predict death, need for hospitalisation, and worsening HF and to determine the optimal time to apply the chosen cut-off value; (Paper III) to evaluate how Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) is influenced by natriuretic peptide guiding and to study how HR-QoL is affected in responders compared to non-responders; (Paper IV) to evaluate the impact of patient age on clinical outcomes, and to evaluate the impact of duration of the HF disease on outcomes and the impact of age and HF duration on BNP concentration. READ MORE

  5. 5. Continuous Quality Development by Means of New Understanding : A four year study on an Intensive Care Unit during times of hard work and demanding organisational changes

    Author : Eva Lindberg; Urban Rosenqvist; Bo Hellgren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health services research; Intensive Care Unit; Mechanical system; Complex Adaptive System; Diminishing resources; Workload; Sickness absenteeism; Sense of Coherence; Stress related symtoms; Organisational Climate; Longitudinal study; Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning; Health and medical services in society; Hälso- och sjukvård i samhället;

    Abstract : The present thesis follows an intensive care unit during four year of hard work and demanding organisational changes (1998-2001). The changes were mainly initiated by diminishing resources and a legislative claim to pay regard to the quality aspect of health care service. READ MORE