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Discrete Event Simulation for Health Technology Assessment (Hardcover) (J. Jaime Caro & Ju00f6rgen

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This graduate level text applies discrete event simulation to health technology assessment, walking through the process of selecting a probability distribution, creating an entity event list and model event calendar, specifying events, defining the population, assigning attributes, measuring time, representing intervention effects, and recording information. A simple example demonstrates the design of a model for assessing a new cancer treatment using the Excel spreadsheet program and the specialized simulation package Arena. The last chapter presents a case study of a discrete event simulation applied to screening strategies for breast cancer surveillance. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Addressing decision problems in the medical field, DES helps in the evaluation of the likely consequences of incorporating a new technology in a particular healthcare system. This book covers the fundamental concepts of DES, including entities, attributes, the handling of time, events and their processing, time-to-event techniques, resource constraints and unconstrained models, queues, information handling, and replications. It also discusses when DES should be used, what its limitations are, and how it differs from the more commonly used Markov technique.

Number of Pages: 354
Genre: Business + Money Management, Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Probability + Statistics / General, Operations Research, Industries / Service Industries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: J. Jaime Caro & Ju00f6rgen Mu00f6ller & James Stahl & Jonathan Karnon & Jack Ishak
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2015
TCIN: 17166590
UPC: 9781482218244
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4803
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