A Review on Discrete-event Simulation and System Dynamics Studies for Healthcare Problems

Eylül Damla Gönül-Sezer, Zeynep Ocak


Modeling is the major necessity to enhance the existing systems. Healthcare systems also need to model for advancing delivered services without compromising any other objectives. Thus, simulation techniques are frequently preferred in healthcare problems. As was to be expected, simulation has various applications which yields result in different perspectives. This study discusses two popular simulation techniques; discrete event simulation and system dynamics techniques in healthcare system applications. The applications are examined under four main branches based on their scopes. As a result, this paper evaluates which of these simulation techniques is more practical for different natured healthcare problems.


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Paper Citation

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Gönül-Sezer E. and Ocak Z. (2015). A Review on Discrete-event Simulation and System Dynamics Studies for Healthcare Problems . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-120-5, pages 297-302. DOI: 10.5220/0005556302970302

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author={Eylül Damla Gönül-Sezer and Zeynep Ocak},
title={A Review on Discrete-event Simulation and System Dynamics Studies for Healthcare Problems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - A Review on Discrete-event Simulation and System Dynamics Studies for Healthcare Problems
SN - 978-989-758-120-5
AU - Gönül-Sezer E.
AU - Ocak Z.
PY - 2015
SP - 297
EP - 302
DO - 10.5220/0005556302970302