JUNE 28TH, 16:00H-17:00H CEST
Speakers: Prof. Paul Harper and Michalis Panayides, Cardiff University, UK
Title: Modelling Healthcare Behaviours: A Game Theoretic Model Between Emergency Departments and Emergency Medical Services Queueing Systems
Abstract: Motivating examples of healthcare behaviours will be initially presented. The focus of the talk will then describe the construction of a 3-player game theoretic model between two queueing systems and a service that distributes individuals to them. The resultant model is used to explore dynamics between all players. The first aspect of this work is the development of a queueing system with two consecutive waiting space areas (zones). The strategic managerial behaviour corresponds to how individuals use these waiting areas. Two modelling techniques are used: discrete event simulation and Markov chains. The state probabilities of the Markov chain system are used to extract the performance measures of the queueing model (e.g. mean time in each waiting area, mean number of individuals in each area, etc.). This particular system can be applied in a healthcare scenario where it captures the emergent behaviour between the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and the Emergency Department (ED). This will be used to investigate the impact of target measures on patient welfare.
Full announcement at: University of Twente