Evaluating policy interventions for delay discharge: A system dynamics approach / Poster

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311127
Title:
Evaluating policy interventions for delay discharge: A system dynamics approach / Poster
Authors:
Rashwan, Wael; Ragab, Mohamed; Abo-Hamad, Waleed; Arisha, Amr
Is Part Of:
Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference
Affiliation:
3S Group, College of Business Dublin Institute of Technology
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/311127
Item Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
Global population ageing is creating an immense pressure on hospitals to meet the growing demand for elderly healthcare services. Current demand-supply gaps results in prolonged waiting times for patients and substantial costs for hospitals due to delay in discharges. This paper uses System Dynamics (SD) methodology to map the dynamic flow of elderly patients in the Irish healthcare system. The developed system dynamic model helped decision makers to envisage the complexity resulted in the system due to the infringing parameters. Stock and flow intervention policies are proposed and evaluated subject to the projected future demographic changes. The model enables policy makers to identify potential strategic policies that will contribute significantly to overcome the delayed discharge for elderly patients. Results show acute bed occupancy can be reduced to reach 76% with a significant reduction in delayed discharge. Future work will focus on using a modified model of the developed national model in order to assist local communities in Ireland in their long-term planning in particular for non-acute service sector for elderly people.
Keywords:
AGEING POPULATION; HOSPITAL DISCHARGE; HOSPITAL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRashwan, Waelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRagab, Mohameden_GB
dc.contributor.authorAbo-Hamad, Waleeden_GB
dc.contributor.authorArisha, Amren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-09T11:46:06Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-09T11:46:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/311127-
dc.descriptionGlobal population ageing is creating an immense pressure on hospitals to meet the growing demand for elderly healthcare services. Current demand-supply gaps results in prolonged waiting times for patients and substantial costs for hospitals due to delay in discharges. This paper uses System Dynamics (SD) methodology to map the dynamic flow of elderly patients in the Irish healthcare system. The developed system dynamic model helped decision makers to envisage the complexity resulted in the system due to the infringing parameters. Stock and flow intervention policies are proposed and evaluated subject to the projected future demographic changes. The model enables policy makers to identify potential strategic policies that will contribute significantly to overcome the delayed discharge for elderly patients. Results show acute bed occupancy can be reduced to reach 76% with a significant reduction in delayed discharge. Future work will focus on using a modified model of the developed national model in order to assist local communities in Ireland in their long-term planning in particular for non-acute service sector for elderly people.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conferenceen_GB
dc.subjectAGEING POPULATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITAL DISCHARGEen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating policy interventions for delay discharge: A system dynamics approach / Posteren_GB
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.department3S Group, College of Business Dublin Institute of Technologyen_GB
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