How simulation is used in healthcare
Problems can arise at different parts of the outpatient clinic process making it difficult to effectively care for high volumes of patients.
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Physician availability and patient punctuality are not the only factors which can affect outpatient clinic efficiency, but they can have a significant impact. Simulation can be used to test methods to improve patient visit efficiency without affecting the daily running of a clinic.
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Patients' experiences of waiting for treatment have changed dramatically in recent years in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. There has been a substantial reduction in the mean wait but the characteristics of the distributions have also changed significantly, implying a change in priorities and waiting list management. Simulations are often used to assess proposals for investment and reorganisation that might affect waiting time. This paper examines the effectiveness of a FIFO model.
Using SIMUL8, Maasstad hospital could test multiple scenarios and determine possible outcomes which would influence its decision to join the National Bowel Screening program.
100% utilization is not a realistic - nor desirable - outcome. So how do we set an optimal utilization target? It depends on your market, your patients, and your goals - and you can use simulation to pinpoint the right target for your facility.