Characteristics of a simulation model of the national kidney transplantation system

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Abstract

The United Network for Organ Sharing is planning to resolve the ever-growing geographic disparities in kidney transplantation. Currently available simulation techniques are limited in their ability to analyze the impact of policy changes at the system level. This paper discusses the development of a discrete event simulation of the kidney transplantation system, KSIM. KSIM design is discussed and can easily be adapted to test alternative geographic organ allocation policies. Input analysis employing actual transplantation system data was conducted to best represent patient and organ arrival processes. After discussing our model, we briefly describe how KSIM was verified and validated against twenty years of actual transplantation system information. We also describe the potential usability of KSIM in organ allocation policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
Pages2320-2329
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2013Dec 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013

Other

Other2013 43rd Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period12/8/1312/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Davis, A., Mehrotra, S., Friedewald, J., & Ladner, D. (2013). Characteristics of a simulation model of the national kidney transplantation system. In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013 (pp. 2320-2329). [6721607] (Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference - Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World, WSC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2013.6721607