/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 A comparison study of cooperative Q-learning algorithms for independent learners /manager/Repository/uon:26532 Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:10:07 AEST ]]> A multi-agent cooperative reinforcement learning model using a hierarchy of consultants, tutors and workers /manager/Repository/uon:24397 Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:30:06 AEST ]]> Consumer participation in quality improvements for chronic disease care: development and evaluation of an interactive patient-centered survey to identify preferred service initiatives /manager/Repository/uon:19005 0.4) was reported for 16 of 20 general initiatives with observed percentage agreement ranging from 82.1%-100.0%. The majority of participants indicated the Web-based survey was easy to complete (97.9%, 531/543) and comprehensive (93.1%, 505/543). Participants also reported the interactive relative prioritization exercise was easy to complete (97.0%, 189/195) and helped them to decide which initiatives were of most importance (84.6%, 165/195). Average completion time was 8.54 minutes (SD 3.91) and the Flesch-Kincaid reading level was 6.8. Overall, 84.6% (447/529) of participants indicated a willingness to complete a similar survey again. Conclusions: The Web-based Consumer Preferences Survey is sufficiently reliable and highly acceptable to patients. Based on completion times and reading level, this tool could be integrated in routine clinical practice and allows consumers to easily participate in quality evaluation. Results provide a comprehensive list of patient-prioritized initiatives for patients with major chronic conditions and delivers practice-ready evidence to guide improvements in patient-centered care.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:05:35 AEDT ]]>