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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 21 Issue 4, August 2011

Introduction to special issue on healthcare modeling and simulation
Tillal Eldabi, Terry Young
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000495

DGHPSIM:: Generic simulation of hospital performance
Murat M. Günal, Michael Pidd
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000496

The British National Health Service (NHS) has a performance management framework that aims to guarantee short waiting times for patients by including mandatory targets for hospitals. DGHPSim is a suite of four components that simulates the...

Simulation-based models of emergency departments:: Operational, tactical, and strategic staffing
Sergey Zeltyn, Yariv N. Marmor, Avishai Mandelbaum, Boaz Carmeli, Ohad Greenshpan, Yossi Mesika, Sergev Wasserkrug, Pnina Vortman, Avraham Shtub, Tirza Lauterman, Dagan Schwartz, Kobi Moskovitch, Sara Tzafrir, Fuad Basis
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000497

The Emergency Department (ED) of a modern hospital is a highly complex system that gives rise to numerous managerial challenges. It spans the full spectrum of operational, clinical, and financial perspectives, over varying horizons:...

A modeling framework that combines markov models and discrete-event simulation for stroke patient care
Sally McClean, Maria Barton, Lalit Garg, Ken Fullerton
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000498

Stroke disease places a heavy burden on society, incurring long periods of hospital and community care. Also stroke is a highly complex disease with heterogeneous outcomes and multiple strategies for therapy and care. In this article we develop a...

Incorporating household structure into a discrete-event simulation model of tuberculosis and HIV
Georgina R. Mellor, Christine S. M. Currie, Elizabeth L. Corbett
Article No.: 26
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000499

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) increases the risks of developing tuberculosis (TB) disease following infection, and speeds up disease progression. This has had a devastating effect on TB epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, where incidence rates...

Impacts of radio-identification on cryo-conservation centers
Sylvain Housseman, Nabil Absi, Dominique Feillet, Stéphane Dauzére-Pèrés
Article No.: 27
DOI: 10.1145/2000494.2000500

This article deals with the use of discrete-event simulation as a decision support tool for estimating the impact of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technologies on processes and activities of biological sample storage areas (called...