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Computer Model Simulating Medical Care in Hospital

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5719.396 (Published 15 August 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:396
  1. Catherine Rhys Hearn,
  2. J. M. Bishop

    Abstract

    A computer model has been constructed to simulate the activities and events concerned in the care of patients in hospital. After validation of the model it has been used to examine the consequences of certain changes in the mode of working in the hospital, including the scheduling of items of service and a system of progressive care. It is concluded that computer models of this kind are likely to prove of value in the management of hospital resources.

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