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Use of Modelling Tools

The project addresses the issue of the role of simulation modelling in the planning of health care infrastructure and services. Simulation models can result in improved stakeholder buy-in, creative problem solving and more effective decision processes. Simulation modelling can be used for various purposes.

Project Facts

Start date: September 2009
End date: August 2011
Investigators Steffen Bayer; Sally Brailsford (University of Southampton)
Staff Employed Dr Maria Kapsali (through Innovation Studies Centre grant); Dr. Tim Bolt (University of Southampton)
Status Active

Project Partners

Symmetric SD, Simul8 (simulation consultancies)

Project Partners

Imperial College Business School
Tanaka Building
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
E: s.bayer(at)imperial(dot)ac(dot)uk

It can be used as a tool to predict the behaviour of the real world or as a tool to build consensus among stakeholders with different views and objectives, i.e. as a boundary object. The characteristics of the simulation models (e.g. accessibility to non-experts, type of visual representation) and the characteristics of the people who use the models (e.g. experience) will influence the role the models play.