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Simulation in hospitals

Simulation in hospitals Health care costs continue to rise because increased demand for services and limited budgets put pressure on resources, however efficiently they may be used. Proposes discrete event simulation as an effective tool in the search for more efficient health care systems. Looks at the application of a desktop computer simulation package to model part of a hospital subsystem. The simulation package shows how efficiency might be improved by moderating available resources and times taken to complete tasks. Maintains that the principles expounded here are applicable to many different aspects of health care management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Manpower Management Emerald Publishing

Simulation in hospitals

Health Manpower Management , Volume 22 (5): 5 – Oct 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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ISSN
0955-2065
DOI
10.1108/09552069610129708
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Abstract

Health care costs continue to rise because increased demand for services and limited budgets put pressure on resources, however efficiently they may be used. Proposes discrete event simulation as an effective tool in the search for more efficient health care systems. Looks at the application of a desktop computer simulation package to model part of a hospital subsystem. The simulation package shows how efficiency might be improved by moderating available resources and times taken to complete tasks. Maintains that the principles expounded here are applicable to many different aspects of health care management.

Journal

Health Manpower ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1996

Keywords: Computer simulation; Cost control; Hospitals; Resource efficiency

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