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  A series investigating the volatility (and financial risk) in health care costs has been published in British Journal of Healthcare Management. See Financial Risk folder.


Comprehensive reviews of the role of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in human health have been published. 

See Emergency Admissons folder.


 Articles on 'Maternity occupancy and planning' were published in British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) 2012; 20(5): 351-357 and also 'Economy of scale in maternity costs' in BJM 2013; 21(1):

54-59. See Hospital Beds folder.     







  At a Glance


Some 22 years of health service experience has been encapsulated in a series of papers which can be accessed on this website 


These include:


  • Capacity planning
  • 'E-Plus for Beds'
  • Forecasting births and bed requirements for maternity units
  • Geo-demographic analysis of patient flows
  • Analysis of excess admissions
  • Detailed analysis of emergency admissions
  • Demand forecasts
  • Actuarial analysis of financial risk for healthcare budgets.
  • Evaluation of the implied financial risk in commissioning plans


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HCAF was established in 1995 by Dr Rod Jones. He has a BSc (Hon) in Microbiology, a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Biochemical) and is a chartered management accountant (ACMA, CGMA). He spent seventeen years in research and process development engineering for blue chip fmcg plc's and as general manager of an international laboratory proficiency testing organisation.


Rod entered healthcare in the early 90's as Assistant Director of Information at a large acute hospital. He has conducted a wide range of healthcare projects and developed unique tools and models to assist both providers and purchasers to maximise cost benefits from projects and avoid the misapplication of resources.


His research has led to the development of innovative and new methods for forecasting demand (activity & physical resources) and understanding the operational and financial challenges in healthcare. He is the author of hundreds of articles & reports, is an invited conference speaker and a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Healthcare Management and  contributes to the regular 'Money Matters' series. 


Read Resume or view recommendations on Linkedin http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/rodney-jones/3a/394/426


Each page (see tabs above) on this website contains easy to understand articles covering a variety of key but often poorly understood aspects of healthcare management and planning.







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