The IIASA Health Care Resource Allocation Submodel: Estimation of Parameters

Hughes DJ (1978). The IIASA Health Care Resource Allocation Submodel: Estimation of Parameters. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-78-067

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Abstract

The function of the resource allocation submodel within the IIASA Health Care System model is to simulate how the HCS allocates limited supplies of resources between competing demands. The principal outputs of the submodel are the numbers of patients treated, in different categories, and the modes and quotas of treatment they receive. This paper reviews the data which are available for estimating the parameters of the model, and develops methods which made direct use of historical allocation data. Separate procedures are developed for estimating elasticities, ideal levels of care, and resource costs. These procedures have been realized as computer programs, and their use is illustrated by three examples using hospital data.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 14:44
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/930

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