Accession Number : ADA302256

Title :   Simulation Development of the Unit Cell Concept. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Jul 94-10 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : E-SYSTEMS INC DALLAS TX

Personal Author(s) : Earp, Diane

PDF Url : ADA302256

Report Date : 10 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The Phase I Health Care Environment Simulation (HCES) effort provides a proof of concept model that can support a high-level Unit Cell Concept configuration of the current health care system's primary elements. The five medical components specified as key elements of the system (Clinic, Primary Care Physician Office, Community Hospital, Regional Medical Center, and Diagnostic Treatment Center) have been distinctly modeled. The model represents the overall health care entities in an integrated system. Five medical conditions composing a total of 13 test cases ar used to exercise the model during Phase I. Analysis of the Unit Cell versus the current health care system is supported by model runs based upon a synthetic population and national statistical data. Phase I analyses support our theories that the Unit Cell Concept will reduce costs, improve overall quality, and ensure accessibility of/to the existing health care system. This will be accomplished primarily as a result of the impact to infrastructure and the application of advanced technology.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *CELLS(BIOLOGY), SIMULATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMUNITIES, MODELS, STATISTICAL DATA, CLINICAL MEDICINE, POPULATION, COSTS, MEDICINE, HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE