Group Modeling in System Dynamics - a Case Study

dc.contributor.authorHolmström, Paul
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers)sv
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers University of Technology / Department of Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)en
dc.description.abstractA group modeling process, using system dynamics, is used to model a stroke ward. The purpose is to model quantitative and qualitative factors useful in room planning and dimensioning and to contribute to research studying the usefulness of simulation modeling as a planning tool in the design of new health care environments. The process is carried out within tight constraints on time and resources, while striking a balance between developing the group process and achieving a model. The group is intended to be representative consisting of different interested parties and is too large to benefit a good group process. Participants have different agendas and there is ambiguity of problems and goals. The challenge is to develop a model within the resource constraints and yet meaningful to the stakeholders, by using process consultation methodology. The modeling moves from basic causal loops to a model of patient flows. The difference between discrete and continuous modeling raises the issue of possible causes of goal erosion. Getting access to data turns out to be a major problem and in the end limits the scope and usefulness of the models. A “flight simulator” is constructed for testing policies to attain optimal dimensioning of the ward
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReport - IT University of Göteborg, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Göteborg : 2004:72
dc.subjectOptimeringslära, systemteori
dc.subjectAnnan samhällsbyggnadsteknik
dc.subjectDermatologi och venereologi
dc.subjectHälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
dc.subjectLife Science
dc.subjectOptimization, systems theory
dc.subjectOther Civil Engineering
dc.subjectDermatology and Venereal Diseases
dc.subjectHealth Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
dc.titleGroup Modeling in System Dynamics - a Case Study
dc.type.degreeExamensarbete för masterexamensv
dc.type.degreeMaster Thesisen
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