MODELING CARDIAC OUT–PATIENT FLOW IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (NAUTH) NNEWI WITH MONTE CARLO SIMULATION:  AN APPLICATION ON QUEUEING THEORY

MODELING CARDIAC OUT–PATIENT FLOW IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (NAUTH) NNEWI WITH MONTE CARLO SIMULATION:  AN APPLICATION ON QUEUEING THEORY

ABSTRACT

Cardiac outpatients are those with heart-related diseases but are not on admission. In the present study, a stochastic approach was used for modeling the cardiac outpatient flow in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi in a way to solving the long waiting times cardiac outpatient experienced before they are being attended to. In this study, Monte Carlo Simulation Method and queuing theory were used to analyse the inter-arrival and service time of the outpatient and measure of system performance, respectively. On the basis of the results obtained from the models in Table 4.7.2 and 4.82, it is vividly clear that having one doctor (S = 1) in morning shift would be inadequate for providing relatively prompt treatment needed by patients.