A Simulation Model for Performance Improvement of Triage-Based Emergency Care

  • Omar Al-Araidah
  • Tarek Al-Hawari
  • Ma'en Al-Abdel Azeez

Abstract

Abstract— The paper presents a discrete event simulation model to evaluate the performance in an emergency department. Following evaluation of current state of emergency care, the study proposes establishing a general medicine clinic within or next to the emergency department such that patients with low emergency priorities can be directed to the clinic where they can see a non emergency physician. Results obtained from testing the proposed model illustrate performance advantage with respect to urgent classified cases ranging from 19.27% to 24.36% reduction in waiting time compared to it in the traditional emergency department system.

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Published
Mar 29, 2017
How to Cite
AL-ARAIDAH, Omar; AL-HAWARI, Tarek; AZEEZ, Ma'en Al-Abdel. A Simulation Model for Performance Improvement of Triage-Based Emergency Care. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering (ISSN Online: 2412-4362), [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 6-8, mar. 2017. ISSN 2412-4362. Available at: <http://researchplusjournals.com/index.php/IJARE/article/view/239>. Date accessed: 25 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24178/ijare.2017.3.1.06.