LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST SIMULATION - An Agent based Model

Alexander Flávio de Oliveira, Ricardo Poley Martins Ferreira, Agnaldo Soares de Lima

Abstract

Generally, Prioritizing is not a simple task. Given a waiting list for organ transplantation with dozens of patients, which patient must be prioritized at the time of an organ donation? Which patient has been waiting for longer time or which patient has the worst health? What policy would be fairer and more efficient? The search for an answer to this question can become a complex decision-making problem. The process for testing various policies and verifying whether each one of them can bring benefits or not, can be slow and consume valuable resources. Computer simulations can help by allowing, at a lower cost and with greater security and flexibility, reproduction and study of events whose real occurrence would not be desirable or even possible. These efforts result in the creation of tools for modeling and simulation. In this work, a model based on multi-agent systems was developed and implemented by using the Repast framework. The model was calibrated by using information taken from a real situation. Experiments were carried out illustrating situations in which the simulation model could be used. The results demonstrated the ability of the model to capture details of reality and to simulate defined situations.

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Flávio de Oliveira A., Poley Martins Ferreira R. and Soares de Lima A. (2011). LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST SIMULATION - An Agent based Model . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-41-6, pages 462-468. DOI: 10.5220/0003188904620468


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart11,
author={Alexander Flávio de Oliveira and Ricardo Poley Martins Ferreira and Agnaldo Soares de Lima},
title={LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST SIMULATION - An Agent based Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2011},
pages={462-468},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003188904620468},
isbn={978-989-8425-41-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST SIMULATION - An Agent based Model
SN - 978-989-8425-41-6
AU - Flávio de Oliveira A.
AU - Poley Martins Ferreira R.
AU - Soares de Lima A.
PY - 2011
SP - 462
EP - 468
DO - 10.5220/0003188904620468