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Table 3 Method characterisation categories by application areas and project lifecycle stages

From: Development of modelling method selection tool for health services management: From problem structuring methods to modelling and simulation methods

  Application areas Project lifecycle stages
1 Policy and strategy planning Identifying consumer needs for health services
2 Quality management Developing a new service to meet those needs
3 Risk management Forecasting the demand for services
4 Financial management Allocating resources for delivering services
5 Facility planning Developing plans that will use these resources in delivering services
6 Personnel management Developing criteria for delivery performance
7 Technology management Managing the performance of delivery
8 Information/material management Evaluating the results of health care delivery