The IIASA Health Care Resource Allocation Submodel: Model Calibration for Data from Czechoslovakia

Aspden, P. & Rusnak, M. (1980). The IIASA Health Care Resource Allocation Submodel: Model Calibration for Data from Czechoslovakia. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-053


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In many developed countries the problem of allocating resources within the Health Care System (HCS) is perennial. Health Care administrators are continually asking what are the consequences of changing the mix of resources. The disaggregated resource allocation model (DRAM) has been developed to assist Health Care administrators with this problem. The model simulates how the HCS in aggregate allocates limited supplies of resources between competing demands. The principal outputs of the model are the numbers of patients treated in different categories, and the modes and quotas of treatment they receive.

This paper describes how parameters were estimated for DRAM for Czechoslovakian hospital in-patient care. The model was parameterized for seven patient categories (general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, traumatic and orthopaedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, paediatrics, and ophthalmology) and two resource types (hospital beds and hospital doctors). The paper ends with a description of how the model could be used to investigate the consequences of changes in the mix of hospital beds and hospital doctors for Czechoslovakian hospital in-patient care.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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