Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation of Care Delivery for Patients with Thrombotic and Bleeding Disorders

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 16;270:1193-1194. doi: 10.3233/SHTI200358.


The quality of patients care delivery is thought to be strongly affected by the physicians' workload. In this study we present an Agent-Based model of the processes during a typical working day. We simulated the current scenario and a possible scenario concerning the introduction of a second ambulatory as a potential improvement in the center organization. Our results validated the reliability of the model and showed that the introduction of a second ambulatory averagely reduces the daily physician' workload.

Keywords: ABM; NetLogo; clinical process; process modelling; simulation.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Physicians
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Systems Analysis
  • Workload