Medical Practice

Computer Simulation Model of an X-ray Department

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5801.675 (Published 11 March 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:675
  1. W. D. Jeans,
  2. S. R. Berger,
  3. R. Gill

    Abstract

    A computer simulation model has been designed to predict the effects of changes in the work load and resources of an x-ray department. The model has been used to produce histograms of patient waiting times and to show the effect on these of introducing changes in the speed of processing films and in the numbers of cubicles and radiographers available. The predicted benefit of using a faster film processor has been confirmed in practice.

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