Accession Number : ADA262593


Title :   A Generalized Simulation Model for a Typical Medical Treatment Facility Obstetrical Unit


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Stephens, Annette M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262593.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 156


Abstract : The purpose of this research was to develop a decision support tool for users at Air Force Medical Treatment Facility obstetrical (OB) units. The immediate needs of the generalized simulation model contained in this research provide obstetrical wards with the capability to identify unit effectiveness as well as the ability to predict future performance. As a result of this model, decision-makers will now have access to information on system performance as well as insight into the effects of changing conditions. This model was formulated with the flexibility to be adapted to OB wards at regional and local hospitals throughout the Air Force. The generalized approach provides staff the opportunity to explore alternative policy options without detrimental effects on system performance. Options associated with patient arrival, departure and service conditions can now be fully explored. Possible nurse scheduling options are also afforded through model output.... Simulation, Obstetrics, Obstetrical Unit, Systems Analysis.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *SCHEDULING , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , *OBSTETRICS , OUTPUT , SIMULATION , AIR FORCE , POLICIES , MODELS , MILITARY MEDICINE , ACCESS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , PATIENTS , HOSPITALS , ARRIVAL , NURSES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Operations Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE