Acute demand case study
High-level overview of the model Specifically, the model was designed to answer three very specific questions. Firstly, how big would the APU need to be under different rules and assumptions around length of stay? Secondly, how much capacity would a short stay ward need to be, and what percentage of patients would go through this […]
Large Metropolitan Hospital ED Volumes
We began by developing Reference Behaviour Patterns (RBPs) that described the key patterns that were of concern to the hospital. These RBPs also captured the scope of issues that the project needed to cover. We then undertook a number of Group Model Building (GMB) sessions to develop an understanding of what was driving ED presentations […]
Simulation Model Case Study
The data was clear. The population was ageing and they were developing increasingly complex health problems with the result that the numbers requiring kidney dialysis was rising, and likely to continue doing so. The assumption was that the already overcrowded inpatient facilities for people requiring dialysis would need to be increased. But, was that a valid assumption to be making?
Developing a Community-Wide Obesity Strategy
How can a small, resource-limited community, tackle significant health problems?
Food & Nutrition West Auckland
Community leaders in West Auckland New Zealand were interested in exploring how they could address the factors driving poor health and rising obesity in their community