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What is a 'generic' hospital model? - a comparison of 'generic' and 'specific' hospital models of emergency flow patients

Fletcher, A and Worthington, D J (2009) What is a 'generic' hospital model? - a comparison of 'generic' and 'specific' hospital models of emergency flow patients. Health Care Management Science, 12 (4). pp. 374-391. ISSN 1386-9620

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    Abstract

    The paper addresses the question in the title via a survey of experienced healthcare modellers and an extensive literature review. It has two objectives. 1. To compare the characteristics of ‘generic’ and ‘specific’ models and their success in hospitals for emergency patients 2. To learn lessons about the design, validation and implementation of models of flows of emergency patients through acute hospitals First the survey and some key papers lead to a proposed ‘spectrum of genericity’, consisting of four levels. We focus on two of these levels, distinguished from each other by their purpose. Secondly modelling work on the flow of emergency patient flows through and between A&E, Bed Management, Surgery, Intensive Care and Diagnostics is then reviewed. Finally the review is used to provide a much more comprehensive comparison of ‘generic’ and ‘specific’ models, distinguishing three types of genericity and identifying 24 important features of models and the associated modelling process. Many features are common across model types, but there are also important distinctions, with implications for model development.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Health Care Management Science
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 45501
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:33
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45501

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