A Critical Choice
In a 2011 article in Imaging Economics, Kristyna Culp, MBA details the use of simulation modeling to evaluate the inclusion of imaging equipment in an emergency department. She offers three questions for consideration:
- Is the ED operating at peak efficiency?
- Is the financial investment realistic?
- Does the existing ED have space for imaging equipment and support space?
Ms. Culp addresses each question in turn, detailing the way computer simulation modeling can help hospital administrators evaluate the need and capacity for ED imaging.