Accession Number : AD0787423

Title :   Application of Variance Reduction Techniques to the Computer Simulation of an Outpatient Clinic.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Eulenstein,Karl Hugo

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A statistical analysis of the Silas B. Hays Hospital, North Fort Ord Family Practice Clinic was conducted over a period of five months of operation. A computer simulation model of the clinic was constructed. The response of the model's statistical measure of effectiveness of increased input arrival rates and the addition of one physicians' assistant to the staff was measured in a sensitivity analysis. Control variate and antithetic variance reduction techniques were applied to the model and compared with the ordinary Monte Carlo method for their effectiveness in the reduction of variance of the output statistic. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hospitals, Theses, Computerized simulation, Statistical analysis, Patients, Physicians, Medical services, Quality control

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE