Modeling in Biomedical Research and Health Care

  • Steen G. DawidsEmail author
  • Jakob L. Laugesen
  • Erik Mosekilde


The fantastic development that the biomedical sciences and technologies continue to undergo makes it possible to offer treatments for an ever growing range of diseases and conditions. With the costs of health care in most countries rising faster than the National Product, the limits to this process in many cases will be set by the available resources. From an economic point of view, the efficiency of the health care sector is often linked to standardization of treatments and increased specialization of hospitals and hospital departments. From a medical point of view it is obviously linked to the development of new and more effective treatments and of faster and more accurate diagnostic tools. However, the cost associated with this process clearly depends on our ability to make effective use of the information available from experimental and clinical work.


Deep Brain Stimulation Interpatient Variability Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Artificial Kidney Insulin Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steen G. Dawids
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jakob L. Laugesen
    • 2
  • Erik Mosekilde
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Lung MedicineBispebjerg University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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