Dynamic simulation modeling of ICU bed availability

William T Cahill, Marta Render

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Abstract

A computer model representing medical bed utilization at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center was developed using dynamic simulation software (Arena). The model analyzed the flow of patients through the ICU, telemetry and medical floor beds under current bed allocation. The model was then used to evaluate the effects of the planned phased construction. The model demonstrated improved availability of ICU beds with the addition of the telemetry and respiratory care unit beds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1573-1576
Number of pages4
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Hospital beds
Intensive care units
Simulation Modeling
Dynamic Modeling
Dynamic Simulation
Telemetry
Availability
Computer simulation
Telemetering
Computer Model
Simulation Software
Model
Unit
Evaluate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Dynamic simulation modeling of ICU bed availability. / Cahill, William T; Render, Marta.

In: Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2, 1999, p. 1573-1576.

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