Simulation-based Perioperative Decision support tool
In a Healthcare setting, multiple potential interactions, directions and decisions significantly affect the patientfs path throughout the system. It is difficult to determine which changes would be beneficial to patient flow and care prior to making the decision. A decision support tool will allow the decision maker to assess the consequences and effects of a number of possible choices, before implementation. This will allow creating more informed decisions, where the effects are known and understood ahead of time. The purpose of this project is to develop a generalized framework of a simulation-based decision support system (DSS) for peri-operative services. The project's final phase will be to test and adjust the framework through implementation at a second set of hospitals, of different characteristics such as size, location, etc.