Why doesn't healthcare embrace simulation and modeling? What would it take?

James Fackler, Michael Spaeder

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Abstract

Physicians do modeling - every day, all day. It's just that it's done with hideous imprecision making cross-patient conclusions hazardous and extensibility impossible. Most of these mental models are devoid of formal logic. Rather, these mental models are patterns matched in a specific patient with a specific problem(s) based on a clinician's experience and "book-knowledge". We will explore some of the steps that could contribute to the broader acceptance of mathematical models in health care. We will distinguish models that impact the care of the individual patient from that of a larger population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Pages1137-1142
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2011Dec 14 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period12/11/1112/14/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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