Competition under different reimbursement systems: The concept of an internet-based hospital management game

Rauner, Marion S. and Kraus, Markus and Schwarz, Sigrun (2008) Competition under different reimbursement systems: The concept of an internet-based hospital management game. European Journal of Operational Research, 185 (3). pp. 948-963.

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We have developed an internet-based management game to illustrate the economic and organisational decision-making process in a hospital by using discrete event simulation. Up to six hospitals compete against each other for inpatients with different disease categories and budget depending on hospital mission, regional health policy, inpatient reimbursement system (day-, case- and global-budget based) as well as labour and radiology technology market for 12 decision periods. Players can evaluate alternative actions for capacity planning as well as patient scheduling and control problems depending on different game situations. The uniqueness of COREmain hospital game consists of the internet-based framework, the combination of resource, process and financial result management, the competition of hospitals within a region and the consideration of different inpatient reimbursement systems. The deployment of this game in teaching, policy and research might improve policy making both at a hospital, regional and national level and also induce further research in these fields.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Internet-based hospital management game, Competing hospitals, Reimbursement systems, Decision support system, OR in health services, Simulation
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 08:56
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:19
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/3479

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