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An important use for discrete-event simulation models lies in comparing and contrasting competing design alternatives without incurring any physical costs. This article presents a survey of the literature for two widely used classes of statistical methods for selecting the best design from among a finite set of <i>k</i> alternatives: ranking and selection(More)
With increased pressures from governmental and insurance agencies, today's physician devotes less time to patient care and more time to administration. To assist physician clinics in evaluating potential operating procedures that improve operating efficiencies and better satisfy patients, an object-oriented discrete-event simulation model has been(More)
This paper examines the design and development of a discrete-event (visual) simulation model of a physician clinic environment within a physician network. Biological & Popular Culture, Inc. (Biopop) sought to partner with healthcare professionals to provide high-quality, cost-e!ective medical care within a physician network setting. Towards this end, a(More)
Discrete-event simulation optimization is a problem of significant interest to practitioners interested in extracting useful information about an actual (or yet to be designed) system that can be modeled using discrete-event simulation. This paper presents a brief survey of the literature on discrete-event simulation optimization over the past decade (1988(More)
Discrete-event simulation optimization is a problem of significant interest to practitioners interested in extracting useful information about an actual (or yet to be designed) system that can be modeled using discrete-event simulation. This paper presents a brief survey of the literature on discrete-event simulation optimization over the past decade (1988(More)
Discrete-event simulation models are often constructed so that an analyst may compare two or more competing design alternatives. This paper presents a survey of the literature for two widely-used statistical methods for selecting the best design from among a finite set of k alternatives: ranking and selection (R&S) and multiple comparison procedures (MCPs).(More)
This paper examines the construction and implementation of a simulation model that supports the design and development of the Queston Physician Network. Queston seeks to partner with health care professionals to provide high quality, cost-effective medical care. Towards this end, a simulation model encompassing both the operations of a Queston clinic and a(More)
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