Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services

The dynamics of lung cancer

Jukka Ranta, Peter Ylén, Kimmo Jaakkola

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Abstract

People are living longer, there are new medical breakthroughs and, as a result, the cost of health care is rising. These trends are fuelling an increase in the need to understand health care services and the effects of different strategies and uncertainties, and to develop tools to support the political decision-making process. The lung cancer model presented in this paper is a proof-of-concept for the approach to modelling and simulating diseases and health care services using a system dynamics approach. Model- and simulation- based tools for decision-making are becoming increasingly commonplace in the industry. For health care, the widespread use of and definite positive impact of these methods require a common platform and forum spanning the whole range from groundlevel computational methods to interactive tools for collaboration and decision-making. The long-term goal is to create a dynamic simulation model library for the state of the health of the Finnish population in which the effects of alternative strategies, scenarios and uncertainties in the health care sector can be analysed and new and better practices developed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTT Symposium on Service Innovation
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages231-241
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventVTT Symposium on Service Innovation - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 18 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
PublisherVTT
Number271
ISSN (Print)0357-9387
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0873

Conference

ConferenceVTT Symposium on Service Innovation
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period18/08/1118/08/11

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Health Services
Lung Neoplasms
Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care
Uncertainty
Health Care Sector
Health Care Costs
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Health
Population

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Ranta, J., Ylén, P., & Jaakkola, K. (2011). Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services: The dynamics of lung cancer. In VTT Symposium on Service Innovation (pp. 231-241). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 271
Ranta, Jukka ; Ylén, Peter ; Jaakkola, Kimmo. / Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services : The dynamics of lung cancer. VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2011. pp. 231-241 (VTT Symposium; No. 271).
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Ranta, J, Ylén, P & Jaakkola, K 2011, Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services: The dynamics of lung cancer. in VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 271, pp. 231-241, VTT Symposium on Service Innovation, Espoo, Finland, 18/08/11.

Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services : The dynamics of lung cancer. / Ranta, Jukka; Ylén, Peter; Jaakkola, Kimmo.

VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2011. p. 231-241 (VTT Symposium; No. 271).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Ranta J, Ylén P, Jaakkola K. Simulation of effects of alternative strategies in health care services: The dynamics of lung cancer. In VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2011. p. 231-241. (VTT Symposium; No. 271).