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Healthcare: Human behavior in simulation models

Healthcare: Human behavior in simulation models
Healthcare: Human behavior in simulation models

Healthcare systems have been a popular application area for simulation modeling for more than sixty years. This chapter focuses on discrete-event simulation (DES) models in which the simulated objects in such models are human beings (usually patients), and argue that this is an area where it is very important to capture behavior. Two widely used psychological models of human health-related behavior are presented, and their relevance and applicability to DES modeling is discussed. The chapter includes two case studies which include patient behavior: a DES model of screening for diabetic retinopathy, and a microsimulation model of screening for breast cancer. The key question is: can we model patient behavior, and does behavior matter more in healthcare than other areas?.

Cancer, Diabetic retinopathy, Discrete-event simulation, Health psychology, Healthcare, Human behaviour, Screening, Theory of planned behavior
263-280
Palgrave Macmillan
Brailsford, Sally C.
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Brailsford, Sally C.
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Brailsford, Sally C. (2016) Healthcare: Human behavior in simulation models. In, Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 263-280. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53551-1_13).

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Abstract

Healthcare systems have been a popular application area for simulation modeling for more than sixty years. This chapter focuses on discrete-event simulation (DES) models in which the simulated objects in such models are human beings (usually patients), and argue that this is an area where it is very important to capture behavior. Two widely used psychological models of human health-related behavior are presented, and their relevance and applicability to DES modeling is discussed. The chapter includes two case studies which include patient behavior: a DES model of screening for diabetic retinopathy, and a microsimulation model of screening for breast cancer. The key question is: can we model patient behavior, and does behavior matter more in healthcare than other areas?.

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Published date: 1 January 2016
Keywords: Cancer, Diabetic retinopathy, Discrete-event simulation, Health psychology, Healthcare, Human behaviour, Screening, Theory of planned behavior

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Local EPrints ID: 413571
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413571
PURE UUID: 459c192d-5158-47e7-a17f-defac01fef33
ORCID for Sally C. Brailsford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6665-8230

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Date deposited: 29 Aug 2017 16:30
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 18:02

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