Modeling and performance analysis of medical services systems using Petri nets

Huanxin Henry Xiong, Meng Chu Zhou, Constantine N. Manikopoulos

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Abstract

Petri net modeling and performance analysis of an emergency medical services system (EMS) were conducted. Ordinary Petri net models were constructed to analyze such systems properties as deadlock freeness, resource boundedness, and reversibility. Temporal Petri models, meanwhile, were used to derive system performance indices such as the effect of patient load on waiting time, effect of doctor availability on waiting time and doctor utilization. The approaches presented can provide for hospital capacity planning, efficiency improvement and the study of the static and dynamic flow of hospital information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2339-2342
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3) - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Oct 2 1994Oct 5 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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