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Bias for Summary Categories
Manage 'bias' applied for provider for summary categories.
Copy Biases: 'Copy' all the provider biases from one provider to another.
Clear All: 'Clear all' the provider biases for every active provider. You'll be prompted with a message 'Are you sure you want to clear all?'.
Short term bias - 'Bias' entered from the 'Summary' screen of an individual schedule variant applies only during the current scheduling session. 'Short term bias' entries are useful for adjusting scheduling in the current schedule.
- Any new 'bias' entries made in the 'Summary' screen will be applied to the previously saved schedule if it is retrieved.
- Creating schedules with bias entries already in place usually alters the shift balance more effectively than can be done by biasing during schedule revision, when an initial schedule has already been created. Use this fact to assist you if the balance of shifts in a schedule is still unacceptable even after revisions have been made with 'bias' entries. Try saving the schedule then use the 'Clear' option to start a new schedule, but leaving in place any provider data modifications (including 'bias' entries) you made to the previous schedule.
- Before you enter 'bias' values, modify the data displayed in the 'Summary' screen until percentages only are displayed. Use of the percentages only display facilitates comparisons between providers who are working different numbers of total hours, though bias entry can be made from any of the four summary display formats.
- Example: Suppose Dr. Smith is working 160 hours in a schedule and Dr. Friedman is working 80 hours. They are each scheduled for four, ten hour swing shifts. The swing shifts, however, comprise 25% of Dr. Smith's total hours but 50% of Dr. Friedman's hours. This type of disproportional scheduling is easier to detect using the percentages only display, assuming that both providers can work the same types of shifts.
Max. changes allowed: Allows you to restrict the number of changes that can result from prohibit biasing by a provider. This is located in the 'Summary' of the revision screen. Select any number from 1 to 9 using the back and forward arrows within the Max. changes allowed column. This number represents the maximum number of changes is allowed to make to the provider's schedule during the next automation of the schedule revision. This setting can be applied to the highlighted provider by clicking "Apply" or select "Apply to all providers".
Changes last revision: The number of how many revisions occurred in resolving conflicts in the most recent schedule revision and may not equal the actual number of revisions made to a provider schedule.
newly retrieved schedules, this value is zero.