Manel Taboada

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This article presents an agent-based modeling and simulation to design a decision support system for healthcare emergency department (ED) to aid in setting up management guidelines to improve it. This ongoing research is being performed by the Research Group in Individual Oriented Modeling at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with close(More)
This article presents an Agent-Based modeling (ABM) simulation to design a decision support system (DSS) for Healthcare Emergency Department (ED). This DSS aims to aid EDs heads in setting up management guidelines to improve the operation of EDs. This ongoing research is being performed by the Research Group in Individual Oriented Modeling (IoM) at the(More)
The actions of various doses of haloperidol, pimozide, clozapine, and phenoxybenzamine were assessed on a conditioned-avoidance response (CAR) in control and 6-hydroxydopamine-treated rats, using a pole-climbing device. Haloperidol proved to be the most potent in disrupting the CAR. Pimozide was about 1.6 times less potent, and clozapine and(More)
The increasing demand of urgent care, overcrowding of hospital emergency departments (ED) and limited economic resources are phenomena shared by health systems around the world. It is estimated that up to 50% of patients that are attended in ED have non complex conditions that could be resolved in ambulatory care services. The derivation of less complex(More)
Hospital emergency departments are complex systems, characterized by uncertainty and variability, often operating with limited resources and high demands. Simulations of these departments have proven to be efficient tools in improving their performance in certain circumstances, however the human aspect is often overlooked in the application of modeling and(More)
This paper presents an Agent-Based modeling and simulation to design a decision support system (DSS) for the operation of Healthcare Emergency Departments (ED). This DSS aims to aid EDs managers in setting up strategies and management guidelines to optimize the operation of EDs. This ongoing research is being performed by the Research Group on Individual(More)
A novel method to obtain crystals of pure, anhydrous salt, using aqueous two-phase systems was studied. A concentrated salt solution is mixed with polyethylene glycol (PEG), upon which three phases are formed: salt crystals, a PEG-rich liquid and a salt-rich liquid. After removal of the solid salt, a two-phase system is obtained. Both liquid phases are(More)
Modeling and simulation have been shown to be useful tools in many areas of the Healthcare operational management, field in which there is probably no area more dynamic and complex than hospital emergency departments (ED). This paper presents an ongoing research, an Agent-Based modeling and simulation to design a decision support system (DSS) for the(More)