A novel system for haemodialysis efficiency monitoring
Author: Azar, Ahmad Taher
Source: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Volume 12, Number 2, April 2011 , pp. 132-167(36)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:A novel system dynamics (simulation) model is developed to evaluate the effect of dialysis policies on session performance, quantify, optimise dialysis efficiency and monitor dialysis performance online. The developed system focuses on analysing and highlights factors which may alter the delivered dose and may lead to session degradation This will help increase the achievement of adequate haemodialysis to a level consistent with or higher than national adequacy statistics, in order to reduce the morbidity rate of the haemodialysis patient. The simulation results and the statistical analysis revealed that there is no statistically significant difference between the calculated results and the measured results. This system dynamics model is considered the novel system that calculates the dialysis session performance as a function of not only dialysis adequacy but also the intradialytic complications and overall equipment effectiveness.
Keywords: HEALTHCARE AND BIOSCIENCES; Healthcare and Medical Engineering; MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS; Policy and Organisational Management; PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION; Public Policy and Public Services; MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS; Technology Management
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Electrical Communication and Electronics Systems Engineering Department, Modern Science and Arts University (MSA), 26 July Mehwar Road intersection with Wahat Road, 6th of October City, Egypt
Publication date: 2011-04-01
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