Working Papers

Los docentes e investigadores a través de esta herramienta  exponen sus trabajos en desarrollo sobre temáticas comunes o interesantes para el desarrollo del Control de Gestión.


04/2015 An overview of the most cited studies in health research
Many important contributions have been published in health research over the last years. Objective: This article aims to identify the most influential articles between 1990 and 2014 according to the total number of citations. Methods: A bibliometric analysis is conducted using the Web of Science (WoS) database which is usually regarded as the most influential one. The work divides health in nine categories: Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Engineering and Technology, Health Management and Economics, Health Policy and Services, Health Promotion and Health Behavior, Medicine, Primary Care, and Public Health. The focus is between 1990 and 2014 although it also considers a general overview of highly cited articles published before this period. Results: The results show that a small group of journals have published most of the highly cited papers in health including Environmental Health Perspectives, Medical Care, Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Epidemiology and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Discussion: In general, the categories of Public Health and Epidemiology are the leading ones in publishing the most cited papers.
Autor: Alicia Núñez, José M. Merigó. | Decargar



02/2015 National Healthcare Policies in Chile: An Ontological Meta-Analysis
We present an ontological meta-analysis of the national healthcare policies in Chile. Using a logically constructed ontology based on the common body of knowledge as a lens, we map the 39 key policies to reveal the ‘bright’, ‘light’, and ‘blind/blank’ spots in them. The ontological maps are present-ed at two levels of granularity. They provide a synoptic, sys-tematic, and systemic view of the policies, and highlight their emphases and biases. We discuss (a) how the results can be used to develop a roadmap for future healthcare policies in Chile, and (b) the method can be used to compare and con-trast healthcare policies across countries.
Autor: Alicia Nuñez M. | Decargar



01/2015 Quantitative relationship among Crowding, Efficiency and Patient Vulnerability in an Emergency Department: Empirical Evidence from a private hospital
Emergency department (ED) crowding is recognised as an important problem for any health care system. While there is agreement that crowding could harm patients, there is less agreement about the best way to manage ED crowding. The research proposes a new management model of ED crowding linked to the patient's emergency severity index named patient vulnerability. In addition, a quantitative connection between crowding, efficiency and patient vulnerability was done.  Methods: The research conducted a cross-sectional study of one ED in a Hospital.
Autor: Ricardo Mateo, Liliana Neriz, Francisco Ramis, Alicia Nunez | Descargar