Conditional phase-type distributions for modelling patient length of stay in hospital

  • A. H. Marshalla, S. I. McCleanb
  • Published 2003
The proportion of elderly in the population is continuing to increase, placing additional demands on highly competitive medical budgets. The management of the care of the elderly within hospitals can be assisted by the accurate modelling of the length of stay of patients in hospital. This paper uses conditional phase-type distributions for modelling the… CONTINUE READING