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An agent based simulation tool for scheduling emergency department physicians

An agent based simulation tool for scheduling emergency department physicians

AMIA .. Annual Symposium Proceedings. AMIA Symposium 2008: 338-342

Emergency department overcrowding is a problem that threatens the public health of communities and compromises the quality of care given to individual patients. The Institute of Medicine recommends that hospitals employ information technology and operations research methods to reduce overcrowding. This paper describes the development of an agent based simulation tool that has been designed to evaluate the impact of various physician staffing configurations on patient waiting times in the emergency department. We evaluate the feasibility of this tool at a single hospital emergency department.

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