A simulation model for bed allocation to hospital inpatient departments
1985
SIMULATION
5
155
233-241
Wards
Tactical
Yes
Yes
http://sim.sagepub.com/content/45/5/233.abstract
A general simulation model can be used to determine the bed complement in hospital inpatient departments to meet a pre determined demand for service. Certain operational constraints were considered in this version of our model: (1) emergency pa tients should be admitted without delay, (2) occupancy should not fall below a prespecified level, and (3) the waiting list length should not exceed a predetermined number. Extensions and modifications of the model are briefly discussed. Three case studies on the general medical, general surgical and orthopaedics depar