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What is a ''generic'' hospital model?

Fletcher, A and Worthington, D J (2007) What is a ''generic'' hospital model? Working Paper. The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    This working paper addresses the question posed in the title via a survey of 20 or so experienced healthcare modellers and a literature review of over 100 books and articles. Four levels of 'genericity' are proposed: generic principle model, generic framework, setting-specific generic model and setting-specific model. The third and fourth of these are then chosen as the focus for a further in-depth examination to extract lessons relevant to the problem of building a 'whole-hospital' model for emergency patients. Many examples of models of individual hospital departments are found and a much smaller number of multi-department models. Many of these do not report validation or implementation processes. Nevertheless potentially valuable lessons can be learned.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 48877
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:18
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:17
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48877

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