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Scaling Hospital Laboratory Queues via Discrete Event Simulation Using Simpy

  • Maria Carolina B. Corgozinho
  • Vinícius Antônio S. Ferreira
  • João Flávio de Freitas AlmeidaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

We propose new activities set to a hospital laboratory in Belo Horizonte and queues of patients with different profiles. We developed a simulation model using the Simpy module of the Python programming language. The study establishes the minimum number of employees to attend patients at the contracted service level.

Keywords

Health care Simulation Simpy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We kindly acknowledge the team composed by Bernardo Bernardes, Davi Pereira, Hugo Luis, and Vanessa Bezerra for their effort on a preliminary version of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Carolina B. Corgozinho
    • 1
  • Vinícius Antônio S. Ferreira
    • 2
  • João Flávio de Freitas Almeida
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia de Produção—Escola de EngenhariaUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas—Escola de EngenhariaUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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