An Emergency Department Simulation Model Used to Evaluate Alternative Nurse Staffing and Patient Population Scenarios

Abstract

Simulation models of Bethesda Hospital’s three Emergency Departments were developed, based on existing processes and empirical data. Model output includes patient statistics such as wait time and treatment time, staff, and facility utilizations. Graphic animations of the models provide visual, dynamic displays of system activity. Hospital management uses the models to evaluate process performance, and preview the effects of nurse staffing and patient flow changes on the system before actual implementation of any changes.

DOI: 10.1145/167293.167831

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@inproceedings{Draeger1992AnED, title={An Emergency Department Simulation Model Used to Evaluate Alternative Nurse Staffing and Patient Population Scenarios}, author={Margaret A. Draeger}, booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference}, year={1992} }