A tutorial on discrete-event simulation for health policy design and decision making: optimizing pediatric ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia as an illustration.


BACKGROUND It is increasingly recognized that healthcare is a complex system with limited resources and many interacting sources of both positive and negative feedback. Discrete-event simulation (DES) is a tool that readily accommodates questions of capacity planning, throughput management and interacting resources. As a result the use of DES in informing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.07.007


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