Seven Rules for Modeling Health Care Systems

Seila, Andrew F.
December 2005
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Dec2005, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p356
Academic Journal
This article examines rules for modeling health care systems. There is much interest in the issue of delivering health care safely, efficiently and effectively. This involves, managing the delivery system so that it works smoothly, allocating resources such as personnel, beds and equipment efficiently, delivering services at the lowest cost and providing high quality, effective care. The process of developing health care system models requires health system managers and care givers to collaborate with modelers or systems engineers and operations researchers.


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