In recent decades, health care costs have dramatically increased while health care organisations have been under severe pressure to provide improved quality health care for their patients.
Several health care administrators have used discrete-event simulation as an effective tool for allocating scarce resources to improve patient flow, while minimising health care delivery costs and increasing patient satisfaction.
The rapid growth in simulation software technology has created numerous new application opportunities, including more sophisticated implementations, as well as combining optimisation and simulation for complex integrated facilities.
This paper surveys the application of discrete-event simulation modeling to health care clinics and systems of clinics (for example, hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, and pharmacies).
Future directions of research and applications are also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Hôpital, Clinique, Système événement discret, Simulation, Ordonnancement, Allocation ressource, Admission hôpital, Planification, Système intégré
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Hospital, Clinic, Discrete event system, Simulation, Scheduling, Resource allocation, Hospital admission, Planning, Integrated system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0195955
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 16/11/1999.