Hospital Management Knowledge Discovery using Discrete Event Simulation

Bain, C.A., Raikundalia, G.K. and Mehta, S.

    This paper describes research into one of the key areas of knowledge in healthcare. That is, the knowledge base of hospital managers in relation to access, demand and recource management in hospitals. The latter are on going problems which impact on patients in the form of long emergency waits, extended periods on procedural waiting lists and cancelled surgical procedures. Hospital managers have the unenviable task of contributing to and maintaining knowledge bases in a number of dimensions, including both the clinical and managerial dimensions. Whilst there are evolving knowlege bases in the clinical domain, for example, expressed in protocols, guidelines and decision support rules, there is nothing equivalent in the hospital management domain. There is certainly no work that intergrates both perspectives. This paper outlines a framework and mechanism within which knowledge bases for healthcare manager can be established and utilised.
Cite as: Bain, C.A., Raikundalia, G.K. and Mehta, S. (2007). Hospital Management Knowledge Discovery using Discrete Event Simulation. In Proc. Australasian Workshop on Health Knowledge Management and Discovery (HKMD 2007), Ballarat, Australia. CRPIT, 68. Roddick, J. F. and Warren, J. R., Eds. ACS. 209-218.
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