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Modeling Health: The Role of Simulation Models in Health Information Systems

Michael C. Wolfson

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues for the expansion of the uses of health statistics to include the construction of simulation models. Simulation models can help policymakers to address “what if” questions in the ... More


Bayesian approaches to disease mapping

J. C. Wakefield, N. G. Best, and L. Waller

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the underlying assumptions of Bayesian methods for disease mapping and discusses mathematical details. The chapter proceeds as follows. Section 7.2 describes a three-state ... More


Estimating Probabilities

Diana B. Petitti

in Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133646
eISBN:
9780199863761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133646.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes how to select probability estimates for a decision analysis and how to justify the choice of probabilities. Because decision analytic models are often the basis for ... More


Basic Concepts of Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter covers some basic concepts that constitute the pillars of any artificial chemistry. Starting with principles of computational modeling and simulation, we then move on to some notions of ... More


Computing Chemical Reactions

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines various reactor algorithms that are frequently used in artificial chemistries. We contrast macroscopic, deterministic reaction algorithms and microscopic, stochastic reaction ... More


How Health Professional Training Will and Should Change

Alan Dow and Scott Reeves

in The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215651
eISBN:
9780190215682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

With health-related challenges changing healthcare delivery, the healthcare workforce needs to be transformed to meet the current and impending needs. Education in the health professions is the most ... More


Body and Soul

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the role of communication-skills training for the development of physicians. Beyond knowledge-based capabilities, the ability to be present with patients and their families as ... More


Design and Analysis in Dissemination and Implementation Research

John Landsverk, C. Hendricks Brown, Justin D. Smith, Patricia Chamberlain, Geoffrey M. Curran, Lawrence Palinkas, Mitsunori Ogihara, Sara Czaja, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, Wouter Vermeer, Lisa Saldana, Jennifer A. Rolls Reutz, and Sarah McCue Horwitz

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190683214
eISBN:
9780190683245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683214.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A wide variety of dissemination and implementation designs are now being used to evaluate and improve health systems and outcomes. This chapter discusses randomized and nonrandomized designs for the ... More


Agent-Based Models

Brenda Heaton, Abdulrahman El-Sayed, and Sandro Galea

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843496
eISBN:
9780190843533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843496.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Agent-based modeling is a newer approach to the study of neighborhoods and health. In brief, an agent-based model is one of a class of computational models for simulating the actions and interactions ... More


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