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Modelling in healthcare

Author: Simon Fraser University. Complex Systems Modelling Group.; American Mathematical Society.
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A model is a simplified representation of a real-world situation used to help answer a specific question. This book provides a look into the world of modelling with the focus on modelling in healthcare.--[from preface].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Fraser University. Complex Systems Modelling Group.; American Mathematical Society.
ISBN: 9780821849699 0821849697
OCLC Number: 559648703
Description: xvii, 218 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: The whys, whats, and whens of modelling in healthcare --
How to use this book --
The modelling process --
Issues of data --
The basics --
Predictions and responses --
Evaluating detrimental behaviour --
Adjusting risky behaviour --
Issues in mathematical modelling --
Explaining irrational behaviour --
Modelling optimal behaviour --
Modelling social interaction --
The future starts now --
Viewing the system as a whole --
Dealing with lines and capacity --
Finding the "best" intervention.
Responsibility: Complex Systems Modelling Group (CSMG).

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A model is a simplified representation of a real-world situation used to help answer a specific question. This book provides a look into the world of modelling with the focus on modelling in healthcare.--[from preface].

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