A generic approach to modelling A&E departments in Jamaica
Ave McIntosh (ongoing)
To what extent can a generic approach to modelling A&E departments using discrete event simulation prove useful in Jamaican hospitals?
Aim and Objectives
The aim of my study is to investigate ways in which a UK based generic A&E department simulation model provides a starting position to build a generic A&E department simulation model for Jamaican hospitals and
Stages to this work will include:
i) To develop a sound understanding of the A&E department structure in Jamaica
ii) To identify bottlenecks in Jamaican A&E department in comparison to those in the UK.
iii) To carry out a “Seven day survey” at five hospitals namely one type A, two type B and one type C.
iv) To develop and validate a generic Jamaican A&E Department model.
v) To use the model developed to investigate what if scenarios.
vi) To evaluate the model and its application.