Developing a simulation model for the patient pathway of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Journal article, 2015

In this study, a system dynamic simulation model for a part of the patient pathway of cutaneous malignant melanoma was developed. A model was built that produced quantified out-put of diagnosed patients staged by severity, using System dynamic simulation. Data from the Swedish Melanoma Registry were combined with current scientific results and used in this analytical tool. Solutions to how these results are adapted into a simulation are described. The simulation model has the ability to generate alternative quantitative output of patient health in a population corresponding to realistic interventions in health care programmes as well as population and incidence development.


Stefan Hallberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Magdalena Claeson

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Paul Holmström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Technology and Society

John Paoli

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Arne Rosen

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Helena Gonzalez

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Operations Research for Health Care

2211-6923 (ISSN)

Vol. 6 23-30

Subject Categories

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Cancer and Oncology



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