Corpus ID: 235352479

A configurable agent-based simulation model for reducing patients' waiting time in oncology departments

@inproceedings{Corsini2020ACA,
  title={A configurable agent-based simulation model for reducing patients' waiting time in oncology departments},
  author={Roberto R. Corsini and A. Costa and Sergio Fichera and A.Pluchino},
  year={2020}
}
Nowadays, the increase of demand and the progressive decrease of resources are causing higher patients’ waiting time in many chemotherapy oncology departments. Therefore, enhancing the quality of health services is needed so as to avoid claims and disappointments. To this end, reducing the patients’ waiting times in the oncology units represents one of the main goals of any healthcare manager. Simulation models are considered an effective tool for identifying potential ways to improve the… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 72 REFERENCES
Agent-based dynamic optimization for managing the workflow of the patient's pathway
TLDR
Experimental results indicate that improvements of the performance indicators are achievable thanks to the agents’ driven patient pathway workflows during their execution through the dynamic re-orchestration. Expand
Developing an efficient scheduling template of a chemotherapy treatment unit: A case study.
TLDR
This study was undertaken to improve the performance of a Chemotherapy Treatment Unit by increasing the throughput and reducing the average patient's waiting time by developing an efficient scheduling template that matches the required demand with the availability of resources. Expand
ABMS optimization for emergency departments
TLDR
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 is presented. Expand
Modeling and simulation of oncology clinic operations in discrete event system specification
TLDR
A classic modeling approach based on systems theory is used to develop a discrete event system specification (DEVS) simulation model for oncology clinic operations called DEVS-CHEMO, which simulates oncological clinic operations as patients receive chemotherapy treatments and thus allows for assessing scheduling algorithms using both patient and management perspectives. Expand
Operating room orchestration by using agent-based simulation
TLDR
This research architected and developed an agent based model considering all different units and actors involving in surgery in the OR and suggested that it can make significant improvements by in-depth understanding of operating room, orchestration concepts and finally doing simulation. Expand
Improvement of chemotherapy patient flow and scheduling in an outpatient oncology clinic
TLDR
The results show that patient waiting times and clinic total working times can be reduced, and a more balanced resource utilisation can be achieved using better scheduling methods. Expand
Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment at Duke Cancer Institute
TLDR
This paper developed a discrete-event simulation model to predict patient waiting time and resource utilization throughout various parts of the center, including the outpatient clinic, radiology, the pharmacy, laboratory services, and the oncology treatment facility, and developed a mixed-integer programming model to relieve the bottleneck. Expand
A three-stage appointment scheduling for an outpatient chemotherapy unit using integer programming
TLDR
Numerical experiments based on data collected from a Tunisian clinic show the capability of the proposed Mixed Integer Programming method to reduce patients' waiting times. Expand
An agent-based simulation combined with group decision-making technique for improving the performance of an emergency department
  • M. Yousefi, R. Ferreira
  • Medicine
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas
  • 2017
TLDR
In this simulation, unlike previous studies, all staff agents took part in the decision-making process to re-allocate the resources in the emergency department and gave the system the advantage of utilizing all the available human resources during the workday by being allocated to a different section. Expand
An Agent-based Decision Support System for Hospital Emergency Departments
TLDR
The proposed ED model is a pure Agent-Based Model, formed entirely of the rules governing the behavior of the individual agents which populate the system, and an initial simulation has been created using NetLogo, an agent-based simulation environment well suited for modeling complex systems. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...