Accession Number : ADA313801

Title :   Development of a Computer Simulation Model for an Emergency Medicine Service,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kiyokawa, Guy T.

PDF Url : ADA313801

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a computer simulation software package in identifying problem areas within a clinical service. A lack of treatment beds, nursing staff, and physician staff were identified as causes for decreased productivity, measured by patient throughput times. The study tested three hypotheses which included the addition of two treatment beds, three nurse FTEs, and three physician FTEs. A simulation model for the current operations was compared to a separate model for each of the hypotheses, testing for a significant mean differences in throughput times.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *EMERGENCIES, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *PATIENTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HOSPITALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MEDICINE, THROUGHPUT, PRODUCTIVITY, HYPOTHESES, PHYSICIANS, NURSES, NURSING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE