Using Queuing Theory and Simulation Modelling to Reduce Waiting Times in An Iranian Emergency Department

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Hourvash Akbari Haghighinejad ; Erfan Kharazmi ; Nahid Hatam ; Sedigheh Yousefi ; Seyed Ali Hesami ; Mina Danaei ; Mehrdad Askarian (2016)
  • Publisher: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Journal: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery, volume 4, issue 1, pages 11-26 (issn: 2322-2476, eissn: 2322-4835)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4709818
  • Subject: Original Article | Queuing theory | RT1-120 | R | Length of stay | Computer simulation | Hospital bed capacity | Medicine | Nursing | Emergency department

Background: Hospital emergencies have an essential role in health care systems. In the last decade, developed countries have paid great attention to overcrowding crisis in emergency departments. Simulation analysis of complex models for which conditions will change over... View more
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