Thoughts for a rainy Wednesday

I’m experiencing “bad” network traffic here at the Centre today. It’s raining outside, and I just got back from a presentation by Anna Gagliardi. Anna was doing a dry-run of her dissertation defence on June 22, 2005. Her topic was “Patient and professional perspectives on performance measurement in oncology”.

I won’t divulge the details of her research (at least until she successfully defends it), but I found the research interesting. Basically, she compared the different perspectives of three stakeholder groups (patients, physicians & nurses, and managers) on performance measurement and its use in oncology. What I found interesting was to see someone else use a similar methodology as mine. Some of the questions and comments by the audience was interesting as well.

I had some other things that I was going to comment on, but I forgot them. I’ll write more later.