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ThinkMind // SIMUL 2014, The Sixth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation // View article simul_2014_3_30_50128


A Generalized Agent-Based Model to Simulate Emergency Departments

Authors:
Zhengchun Liu
Eduardo Cabrera
Dolores Rexachs
Emilio Luque

Keywords: Healthcare; Agent-Based Modeling and Simulating; Complex system

Abstract:
Computer simulation based methods have enjoyed widespread use in healthcare system investigation and improvement in recent years. Healthcare systems are based on human interactions and Emergency Departments (ED) are one of the key components of the healthcare system. The efficiency and quality of service in ED have a great influence on the whole healthcare system. The first step to intensively study the emergency department, to find its underlying problem or to provide the best service with limited budget, should be to create a realistic computational model of the ED. Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) is an excellent tool to deal with complex system like ED. This research introduces a generalized ABMS-based computational model of ED. The model has been implemented and verified in a Netlogo modeling environment and can be used to simulate different EDs through a tuning process.

Pages: 65 to 70

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2014

Publication date: October 12, 2014

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4537

ISBN: 978-1-61208-371-1

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from October 12, 2014 to October 16, 2014

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