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A Review Of Hybrid Simulation In Healthcare

Horsti dos Santos, Vivianne, Kotiadis, Kathy, Scaparra, Maria Paola (2021) A Review Of Hybrid Simulation In Healthcare. In: Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference. . pp. 1004-1015. IEEE ISBN 978-1-72819-500-1. E-ISBN 978-1-72819-499-8. (doi:10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9383913) (KAR id:88407)


Hybrid Simulation (HS) has been applied to healthcare systems, but there is still limited literature and an opportunity to develop research. This review explores applications of HS in healthcare, to outline research gaps and foster new research in HS to solve complex real healthcare problems. The twelve application papers found through a systematic literature search covered nearly all hybrid combinations. Discrete Event (DES) and System Dynamics (SD) were found to be the most popular combination, and AnyLogic, the most used HS tool. We found that none of the papers we reviewed used the SD-ABS approach, which raises questions about the need and challenges associated with certain combinations. HS in healthcare applications, for the most part, are published in conference proceedings. We discuss opportunities for research and, in particular, the potential for HS application in problems related to communicable disease and healthcare services planning.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9383913
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Vivianne Horsti-Dos-Santos
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 10:08 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 14:53 UTC
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Horsti dos Santos, Vivianne.

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Kotiadis, Kathy.

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Scaparra, Maria Paola.

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