An application of discrete event simulation for planning and resource allocation in a state hospital system servicing both criminal and civil commitments

Bradley J. Bartos, Michelle Mioduszewski, Matthew Renner, Richard McCleary

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Abstract

A discrete event simulation (DES) model with Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) forecast inputs, sampled service times, resource capacities and scheduled resource changes was used to project inpatient populations, referral waitlists, and bed utilization for a five-site hospital system with over 10,000 patients. Based on a SAS Simulation Studio platform, the model can project arbitrary subpopulations on a three-year horizon and perform 'what if' experiments with bed allocations and patient flows. This application demonstrates the utility of DES for providers with statutory obligations to serve forensic populations, while also exposing the limitations presented by missing data, non-random variations in data collection across sites, and sizable exogenous variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
EditorsVictor Chan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4509-4511
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634288
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 6 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/3/1712/6/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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