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Simulation modeling in the social care sector: a literature review

Simulation modeling in the social care sector: a literature review
Simulation modeling in the social care sector: a literature review
Research into the application of simulation modeling in healthcare is thriving. This is not the case for its step sister, social care, although it has long been recognized that the interface between healthcare and social care often causes problems that affect the performance at both sides. This paper presents a literature review of simulation modeling for the provision of social care services. It discusses the gap between findings from the literature and challenges in social care policies. Potential areas to which simulation modelers can contribute are highlighted. The literature shows that simulation modeling has contributed in areas such as demand, supply, service delivery methods (including the interface between care services and other services), and cost/financial modeling. However, a gap between the work reported in the literature and the challenges in social care policies exists. Hence, more work needs to be done to close the gap.
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Onggo, Bhakti S.S.
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Onggo, Bhakti S.S.
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Onggo, Bhakti S.S. (2012) Simulation modeling in the social care sector: a literature review. In Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2012.6465275).

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Research into the application of simulation modeling in healthcare is thriving. This is not the case for its step sister, social care, although it has long been recognized that the interface between healthcare and social care often causes problems that affect the performance at both sides. This paper presents a literature review of simulation modeling for the provision of social care services. It discusses the gap between findings from the literature and challenges in social care policies. Potential areas to which simulation modelers can contribute are highlighted. The literature shows that simulation modeling has contributed in areas such as demand, supply, service delivery methods (including the interface between care services and other services), and cost/financial modeling. However, a gap between the work reported in the literature and the challenges in social care policies exists. Hence, more work needs to be done to close the gap.

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Published date: December 2012

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Local EPrints ID: 425169
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425169
PURE UUID: 7c475b61-ddb6-4fe4-b751-82f528a709b0
ORCID for Bhakti S.S. Onggo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5899-304X

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:21

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