Research Methods in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship-Mathematical Modeling.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Mathematical modeling is a valuable methodology used to study healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, particularly when more traditional study approaches are infeasible, unethical, costly, or time consuming. We focus on 2 of the most common types of mathematical modeling, namely compartmental modeling and agent-based modeling, which provide important advantages-such as shorter developmental timelines and opportunities for extensive experimentation-over observational and experimental approaches. We summarize these advantages and disadvantages via specific examples and highlight recent advances in the methodology. A checklist is provided to serve as a guideline in the development of mathematical models in healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-7.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barnes, SL; Kasaie, P; Anderson, DJ; Rubin, M

Published Date

  • November 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1265 - 1271

PubMed ID

  • 27499525

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2016.160


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States