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Evaluating alternative surgery plans with discrete-event simulation model

Fei, Hongying and Meskins, Nadine and El-Darzi, Elia (2010) Evaluating alternative surgery plans with discrete-event simulation model. In: 2010 IEEE Workshop on Health Care Management (WHCM), Italy, 18-20 February 2010. IEEE, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781424449972

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WHCM.2010.5441241

Abstract

Simulation modeling has become a well-established tool to aid healthcare decision makers in evaluating alternative system design in order to improve hospital performances. A simulation model is developed in this study to evaluate an alternative planning strategy for an operating theatre of a medium-size university hospital in Belgium. Real data are used in this model to derive the simulation parameters and are collected from a one-year observation period where a 'modified block scheduling' strategy is currently implemented. This paper is concluded with some suggestions for improving the hospital service efficiency.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:8834
Deposited On:11 Nov 2010 10:32
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