Simulation News Europe, Volume 20(1), April 2010

A MATLAB-based Solution to ARGESIM Benchmark C6 ‘Emergency Department’ using SimEvents

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 20(1), 2010, 45-46
DOI: 10.11128/sne.20.bn06.09969


The emergency department problem is well suited to simulation with the SimEvents blockset. Patients passing through the department are naturally mapped to flow of entities through the blocks of simulation scheme. Decisions are easily modelled by the use of Output Switch blocks where the path of the entity is chosen in dependence of an attribute value. The integration into MATLAB allows for advanced statistical evaluation of the simulation results.