A nice review of operations research (systems modelling and in silico simulation) uses access to thrombolysis for stroke as its example. They identified where the snarl ups arose (e.g. the ambulance needs to radio ahead) and predicted that they could improve thrombolysis rates from about 5% to 15% of strokes. By Jupiter that is what they achieved! The article contains a nice review of OR methods.
— Richard Lilford, CLAHRC WM Director
- Pitt M, Monks T, Crowe S, Vasilakis C. Systems modelling and simulation in health service design, delivery and decision making. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016; 25: 38-45.