The Coxian Phase-type distribution with a Hidden Node

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Healthcare providers are under increased pressure to ensure that the quality
of care delivered to patients are off the highest standard. Modelling quality of
care is difficult due to the many ways of defining it. This paper introduces a potential
model which could be used to take quality of care into account when modelling
length of stay. The Coxian phase-type distribution is used to model length of stay
and quality of care incorporated into this using a Hidden Markov model. This model
is then applied to
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Stochastic Modeling & Data Analysis
PublisherInternational Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)978-618-5180-10-2
ISBN (Print)978-618-5180-06-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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