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A participative and facilitative conceptual modelling framework for discrete event simulation studies in healthcare

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posted on 06.05.2011 by Katherine Kotiadis, Antuela A. Tako, Christos Vasilakis
Existing approaches to conceptual modelling (CM) in discrete-event simulation (DES) do not formally support the participation of a group of stakeholders. Simulation in healthcare can benefit from stakeholder participation as it makes possible to share multiple views and tacit knowledge from different parts of the system. We put forward a framework tailored to healthcare that supports the interaction of simulation modellers with a group of stakeholders to arrive at a common conceptual model. The framework incorporates two facilitated workshops. It consists of a package including: three key stages and sub-stages; activities and guidance; tools and prescribed outputs. The CM framework is tested in a real case study of an obesity system. The benefits of using this framework in healthcare studies and more widely in simulation are discussed. The paper also considers how the framework meets the conceptual modeling requirements.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of the Operational Research Society

Volume

65

Issue

2

Pages

Pages 197-213

Citation

KOTIADIS, K.K., TAKO, A.A. and VASILAKIS, C., 2014. A participative and facilitative conceptual modelling framework for discrete event simulation studies in healthcare. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65 (2), pp. Pages 197-213.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Operational Research Society Ltd.

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Operational Research Society on 21/12/2017 available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2012.176

Publication date

2017-12-21

Copyright date

2014

Notes

http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2012.176

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en

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