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Modelling in Healthcare
 

The Complex Systems Modelling Group (CSMG), The IRMACS Center, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Modelling in Healthcare
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Modelling in Healthcare

The Complex Systems Modelling Group (CSMG), The IRMACS Center, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4969-9
Product Code:  MBK/74
List Price: $85.00
MAA Member Price: $76.50
AMS Member Price: $68.00
Sale Price: $51.00
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-1607-2
Product Code:  MBK/74.E
List Price: $79.00
MAA Member Price: $71.10
AMS Member Price: $63.20
Sale Price: $47.40
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4969-9
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-1607-2
Product Code:  MBK/74.B
List Price: $164.00 $124.50
MAA Member Price: $147.60 $112.05
AMS Member Price: $131.20 $99.60
Sale Price: $98.40 $74.70
  • Book Details
     
     
    2010; 218 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; 97

    This volume is both a broad overview of how modelling works and a practical and usable introduction to the styles of modelling most applicable to healthcare.

    An introductory section covers the basics of modelling, explaining how to select, build, and implement a model, along with an overview of data collection and statistical analysis. The heart of the book is a series of self-contained chapters covering different styles of modelling applicable to healthcare, each with an overview, a list of common uses, mathematical details, examples, and related reading. Readers can quickly scan the model overview and common uses sections to determine if a model is applicable to the problem that they are interested in and can study the mathematical details and examples sections if more detail is desired.

    Requiring no more than a solid high school level of mathematics, this book is an ideal stepping stone for those new to the subject and a valuable reference guide for those with more experience.

    Readership

    Anyone interested in mathematics and healthcare.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Part 1. Modelling in healthcare
    • Chapter 1. The whys, whats, and whens of modelling in healthcare
    • Chapter 2. How to use this book
    • Chapter 3. The modelling process
    • Part 2. Data collection and statistical models
    • Chapter 4. Issues of data
    • Chapter 5. The basics
    • Chapter 6. Predictions and responses
    • Chapter 7. Evaluating detrimental behaviour
    • Chapter 8. Adjusting risky behaviour
    • Part 3. Model design and interpretation
    • Chapter 9. Issues in mathematical modelling
    • Chapter 10. Explaining irrational behaviour
    • Chapter 11. Modelling optimal behaviour
    • Chapter 12. Modelling social interaction
    • Chapter 13. The future starts now
    • Chapter 14. Viewing the system as a whole
    • Chapter 15. Dealing with lines and capacity
    • Chapter 16. Finding the "best" intervention
    • Appendix. Computer programming packages useful in modelling
  • Reviews
     
     
    • A highly useful, readable, complete overview of modelling in healthcare that translate[s] complex questions into elegant, clearly stated models with real world applications that optimally balance the competing needs for simplicity and applicability . . . [T]he book . . . is accessible to those with a rudimentary knowledge, albeit strong interest in statistics and mathematics. All formulas are explained in commonly used language and the book consistently serves healthcare policymakers by providing them with a high-level understanding of how, when, and under what circumstances to apply modelling techniques and serves modellers with an appreciation of the non-mathematical realities of the healthcare world in which people do not consistently behave as rational economic beings . . . Beyond its use as a textbook, this book is a very useful reference for all healthcare researchers . . . The book is very current . . . [and] the organization . . . is extremely user-friendly . . . As the quest to understand the dynamics of any healthcare system becomes more intense, this book is a "must-read" for those who are convinced that the usual and customary explanations are no longer sufficient platforms for policy formation.

      Judith Bentkover, Brown University
    • The book's novel structure made it a fun read, and I enjoyed it from cover to cover.

      MAA Reviews
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2010; 218 pp
MSC: Primary 00; 97

This volume is both a broad overview of how modelling works and a practical and usable introduction to the styles of modelling most applicable to healthcare.

An introductory section covers the basics of modelling, explaining how to select, build, and implement a model, along with an overview of data collection and statistical analysis. The heart of the book is a series of self-contained chapters covering different styles of modelling applicable to healthcare, each with an overview, a list of common uses, mathematical details, examples, and related reading. Readers can quickly scan the model overview and common uses sections to determine if a model is applicable to the problem that they are interested in and can study the mathematical details and examples sections if more detail is desired.

Requiring no more than a solid high school level of mathematics, this book is an ideal stepping stone for those new to the subject and a valuable reference guide for those with more experience.

Readership

Anyone interested in mathematics and healthcare.

  • Part 1. Modelling in healthcare
  • Chapter 1. The whys, whats, and whens of modelling in healthcare
  • Chapter 2. How to use this book
  • Chapter 3. The modelling process
  • Part 2. Data collection and statistical models
  • Chapter 4. Issues of data
  • Chapter 5. The basics
  • Chapter 6. Predictions and responses
  • Chapter 7. Evaluating detrimental behaviour
  • Chapter 8. Adjusting risky behaviour
  • Part 3. Model design and interpretation
  • Chapter 9. Issues in mathematical modelling
  • Chapter 10. Explaining irrational behaviour
  • Chapter 11. Modelling optimal behaviour
  • Chapter 12. Modelling social interaction
  • Chapter 13. The future starts now
  • Chapter 14. Viewing the system as a whole
  • Chapter 15. Dealing with lines and capacity
  • Chapter 16. Finding the "best" intervention
  • Appendix. Computer programming packages useful in modelling
  • A highly useful, readable, complete overview of modelling in healthcare that translate[s] complex questions into elegant, clearly stated models with real world applications that optimally balance the competing needs for simplicity and applicability . . . [T]he book . . . is accessible to those with a rudimentary knowledge, albeit strong interest in statistics and mathematics. All formulas are explained in commonly used language and the book consistently serves healthcare policymakers by providing them with a high-level understanding of how, when, and under what circumstances to apply modelling techniques and serves modellers with an appreciation of the non-mathematical realities of the healthcare world in which people do not consistently behave as rational economic beings . . . Beyond its use as a textbook, this book is a very useful reference for all healthcare researchers . . . The book is very current . . . [and] the organization . . . is extremely user-friendly . . . As the quest to understand the dynamics of any healthcare system becomes more intense, this book is a "must-read" for those who are convinced that the usual and customary explanations are no longer sufficient platforms for policy formation.

    Judith Bentkover, Brown University
  • The book's novel structure made it a fun read, and I enjoyed it from cover to cover.

    MAA Reviews
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