A participative and facilitative conceptual modelling framework for discrete event simulation studies in healthcare

Kotiadis, K., Tako, A. and Vasilakis, C. (2014) A participative and facilitative conceptual modelling framework for discrete event simulation studies in healthcare. Journal of the Operation Research Society, 65 (2). pp. 197-213. ISSN 0160-5682.

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Abstract

Existing approaches to conceptual modelling (CM) in discrete-event simulation do not formally support the participation of a group of stakeholders. Simulation in healthcare can benefit from stakeholder participation as it makes possible to share multiple views and tacit knowledge from different parts of the system. We put forward a framework tailored to healthcare that supports the interaction of simulation modellers with a group of stakeholders to arrive at a common conceptual model. The framework incorporates two facilitated workshops. It consists of a package including: three key stages and sub-stages; activities and guidance; tools and prescribed outputs. The CM framework is tested in a real case study of an obesity system. The benefits of using this framework in healthcare studies and more widely in simulation are discussed. The paper also considers how the framework meets the CM requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: simulation; methodology; SSM; facilitation; participation; health service
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > The Business School
Depositing User: Kathy Kotiadis
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 15:51
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15304

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