The case for combining: developing designs for integrating system dynamics (SD) and discrete event simulation (DES) in healthcare

Jennifer Morgan, Susan Howick, Valerie Belton

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Abstract

SD and DES have been extensively applied to a range of situations in many
ways, and can provide complementary insights into a system. This research
considers the value of combining these approaches and presents proposals for
their integration within healthcare. Designs for linking and a framework for
undertaking mixed modelling interventions are proposed, providing a toolkit
of interaction options. The impact of applying this framework and designs to
facilitate integration in practice is considered. Models developed with an oncology
unit are discussed and proposed practices are reflected upon.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Jul 2011
EventIFORS 2011: Conference for the International Federation of Operational Research Societies - Melbourse, Australia
Duration: 18 Jul 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceIFORS 2011: Conference for the International Federation of Operational Research Societies
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourse
Period18/07/11 → …

Keywords

  • case for combining
  • developing designs
  • integrating system dynamics

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Morgan, J., Howick, S., & Belton, V. (2011). The case for combining: developing designs for integrating system dynamics (SD) and discrete event simulation (DES) in healthcare. Paper presented at IFORS 2011: Conference for the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Melbourse, Australia.