Simulation Methods in the Healthcare Systems

  title={Simulation Methods in the Healthcare Systems},
  author={Andrey Nikolaevich Khudyakov and Camille Jean and Marija Jankovic and Julie Stal-Le Cardinal and Jean-Claude Bocquet},
Healthcare systems can be considered as large-scale complex systems. They need to be well managed in order to create the desired values for its stakeholders as the patients, the medical staff and the industrials working for healthcare. Many simulation methods coming from other sectors have already proved their added value for healthcare. However, based on our experience in the French heath sector (Jean et al. 2012), we found these methods are not widely used in comparison with other areas as… 
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