Developments in Modeling Organizational Issues in Healthcare: Multi Method Modeling

Developments in Modeling Organizational Issues in Healthcare: Multi Method Modeling

Kirandeep Chahal (Brunel University, UK), Herbert Dalby (Brunel University, UK), Tillal Eldabi (Brunel University, UK) and Ray J. Paul (Brunel University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-988-5.ch085
OnDemand PDF Download:
$30.00
List Price: $37.50

Abstract

Healthcare organisations increasingly use simulation and modelling techniques to analyse their procedures and policies. Modelling activities attempt to help meet the challenges, constraints and requirements for efficiency encountered in the modern healthcare environment. A variety of techniques are used, often applied in different roles and by different functions in the organisation. Recent research has investigated the benefits of considering multiple approaches in the analysis of problems. This chapter briefly introduces the use of simulation and modelling in healthcare and the factors driving the increasingly widespread use of these techniques. Simple examples show how individual methods may be applied to model healthcare problems. The recent emergence of multi method approaches to modelling is examined and, focusing specifically on healthcare, examples of how these new ideas may also be applied in healthcare modelling are presented. Finally the challenges to implementing such new approaches effectively in a healthcare environment are discussed.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book:
Reset