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Modelling and simulating unplanned and urgent healthcare: the contribution of scenarios of future healthcare systems.

Marshall-Ponting, AJ, Sapountzis, S, Smith, R and Kagioglou, M 2012, Modelling and simulating unplanned and urgent healthcare: the contribution of scenarios of future healthcare systems. , in: 5th Annual HaCIRIC International Conference: Transforming healthcare infrastructure and services in an age of austerity., 19th-21st September 2012., Cardiff, Wales..

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    Abstract

    The current financial challenges being faced by the UK economy have meant that the NHS will have to make £20 billion of savings between 2010 and 2014 requiring it to be innovative about how it delivers healthcare. This paper presents the methodology of a research project that is simulating the whole healthcare system with the aim of reducing waste within urgent unscheduled care streams whilst understanding the impact of such changes on the whole system. The research is aimed at care commissioners who could use such simulation in their decision-making practice, and the paper presents the findings from early stakeholder discussions about the scope and focus of the research and the relevance of stakeholder consultation and scenarios in the development of a valid decision-support tool that is fit for purpose.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 5th annual HaCIRIC international conference: Transforming healthcare infrastructure and services in an age of austerity.
    Publisher: Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London.
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    Depositing User: Dr Amanda Marshall-Ponting
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 13:50
    Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 20:52
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/27298

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