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Mathematical modelling and its application to social care

Squires, Hazel and Tappenden, Paul (2011) Mathematical modelling and its application to social care. Methods review, 7. NIHR School for Social Care Research, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284529

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Abstract

This review summarises key mathematical modelling methods, with a focus upon those methods currently applied within healthcare modelling, and suggests previous and potential applications of these methods within the field of social care. A summary is offered of the model development process, including the use of problem structuring methods, literature reviewing, elicitation and uncertainty analysis. Specific modelling methods such as decision trees, state transition models and discrete event simulation are described, with an outline of their strengths and limitations. Current approaches for quantifying outcomes within health economic evaluation are also briefly discussed. The review highlights particular issues which may need to be considered when applying these modelling methods to social care.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/resea...
Additional Information: © 2011 School for Social Care Resarch
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Research centres and groups > NIHR School for Social Care Research
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 7
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 14:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41192/

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