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Is simulation in health different and is it more difficult?

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posted on 2015-01-07, 13:46 authored by Antuela TakoAntuela Tako, Stewart Robinson
It is often stated that health simulation is quite different and even that it is more difficult. But, is simulation in health really different to simulation in other sectors? In this paper we explore this question through a survey of simulation modellers and academics. We elicit their opinions across a range of factors concerning the difficulties of health modelling against modelling in other domains. The results seem to corroborate the view that health simulation is different and that it is more difficult. However, further investigation into the backgrounds of those responding and the development of objective measures for the factors surveyed may show quite a different picture.



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2012 Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop, SW 2012


92 - 101


TAKO, A. A. and ROBINSON, S., 2012. Is simulation in health different and is it more difficult? IN: Tjahjono, B., Heavey, C., Onggo, S. and van der Zee, D-J.(eds.) Proceedings of the Operational Research Society 6th Simulation Workshop (SW 2012), 27-28 March 2012, Worcestershire, England, pp. 92 - 101.


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