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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Health and environmental sciences, Applied sciences
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In this thesis we present an Agent-Based Modelling Tool (ABMT) for use in the investigation of the impact that operational level changes have on diagnostic imaging scheduling and patient wait times. This tool represents a novel application of agent-based modelling in the outpatient scheduling/simulation fields. The ABMT is a decision support tool with a user friendly graphical user interface that is capable of modelling a wide array of outpatient scheduling scenarios. The tool was verified and validated using data and expertise from Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The ABMT represents a technological advancement in the modelling of multi-server, multi-priority class customer queueing systems with deterministic service times and uneven distribution of server up-time.
Eagen, Brendan, "Analysis of scheduling in a diagnostic imaging department: A simulation study" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 7976.