Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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Onder, O., Cook, W., Kristal, M.M. (Forthcoming). "Does Quality Help the Financial Viability of Hospitals? A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach", Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

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Abstract In this work, we analyze the financial viability of U.S. hospitals by investigating the impact of clinical and experiential quality as its determinants. We adopt Simar and Wilson's two-stage bootstrapped truncated regression approach. Specifically, we use data envelopment analysis (DEA) in the first stage to estimate efficiency scores. Then, we use truncated regression estimation with the double-bootstrap method to test the significance of the quality variables. Given the financial problems recently experienced by U.S. hospitals, we use readmission rates and costs as our outputs to investigate how well hospitals can lower readmission rates while minimizing their costs, since recent policy changes have tied a portion of hospital reimbursements to their readmission rates, making both variables crucial outcome goals. We find that both clinical and experiential quality are significantly associated with the higher financial viability of hospitals. Further, focusing on these two quality dimensions together has additional benefits.

Yeomans, J.S. (2012). "A Decision Support System for Benchmarking the Energy and Waste Performance of Schools in Toronto", Environmental Systems Research, 1(5), 1-12.

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Abstract The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) oversees the largest school district in Canada and has been spent more than one third of its annual maintenance budget on energy and waste. This has directed attention toward system-wide reductions to both energy consumption patterns and waste generation rates. In this paper, a decision support system (DSS) that can process unit-incompatible measures is used for rating, ranking, and benchmarking the schools within the TDSB. Results: The DSS permits the ranking of any set of schools by contextually evaluating their relative attractiveness to other identified school groupings. Consequently, the DSS was used to explicitly rank each school’s performance within the district and to determine realistic energy improvement targets. Achieving these benchmarks would reduce system-wide energy costs by twenty-five percent. Conclusions: The TDSB study demonstrates that this DSS provides an extremely useful approach for evaluating, benchmarking and ranking the relative energy and waste performance within the school system, and the potential to extend its much broader applicability into other applications clearly warrants additional exploration.