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Title: Is simulation in health different and is it more difficult?
Authors: Tako, Antuela A.
Robinson, Stewart
Keywords: Health modelling
Simulation
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Operational Research Society
Citation: 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This conference paper was presented at the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2012: http://www.theorsociety.com/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16570
Publisher Link: http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/ImagesAndDocuments/documents/Conferences/SW12/Papers/TakoRobinson.pdf
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