Simulation solution validation for an integrated emergency post

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Simulation solution validation concerns the comparison between the expected and actual performance of a solution provided by a simulation model. Such a comparison might become challenging when not only the implementation of the solution changed the environment, but also the processes and data have changed. We illustrate this challenge using a case study at an Integrated Emergency Post (IEP), which is a collaboration between a general practitioners post and a hospital's emergency department to provide out-of-hours emergency care. After performing a simulation study, our solution has been implemented, after which data has been gathered for two years. We validated the solution by performing various comparisons, using simulated and realized performance, under the original and changed data and processes, and with and without the proposed solution. We propose a solution validation framework to structure these comparisons, and provide key insights regarding solution validation, using our case study at the IEP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3283-9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2020
Event2019 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulation for Risk Management - Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201911 Dec 2019


Conference2019 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor
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