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Incorporating human behavior in healthcare simulation models

Brailsford, S. C., Sykes, J. and Harper, Paul Robert ORCID: 2006. Incorporating human behavior in healthcare simulation models. Presented at: Winter Simulation Conference, 2006 (WSC 06), Monterey, CA, USA, 3-6 December 2006. Published in: Perrone, L. F., Wieland, F. P., Liu, J., Lawson, B. G., Nicol, D. M. and Fujimoto, R. M. eds. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, 2006 (WSC 06). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE, pp. 466-472. 10.1109/WSC.2006.323117

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For many years, simulation has been used to evaluate the outcomes from medical interventions designed to improve patients’ health. However in practice these outcomes can be greatly affected by patient behavior. For example, patients may not complete a course of a prescribed medication because they find the side-effects unpleasant. A study designed to evaluate this medication which ignores such behavioral factors may give unreliable results. In this paper we discuss some of the issues involved in incorporating human factors in simulation models, and we describe two models for screening for different diseases which have attempted to include behavioral factors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 1424405009
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 07:48

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