Using an Agent-Based Simulation for Predicting the Effects of Patients Derivation Policies in Emergency Departments

@inproceedings{Taboada2013UsingAA,
  title={Using an Agent-Based Simulation for Predicting the Effects of Patients Derivation Policies in Emergency Departments},
  author={Manel Taboada and Eduardo Cabrera and Francisco Epelde and Ma Luisa Iglesias and Emilio Luque},
  booktitle={ICCS},
  year={2013}
}
The increasing demand of urgent care, overcrowding of hospital emergency departments (ED) and limited economic resources are phenomena shared by health systems around the world. It is estimated that up to 50% of patients that are attended in ED have non complex conditions that could be resolved in ambulatory care services. The derivation of less complex cases from the ED to other health care devices seems an essential measure to allocate properly the demand of care service between the different… CONTINUE READING

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