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Table 4 Method characterisation categories by input resource requirements

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

  Five scale
Input parameters   1 2 3 4 5
Time hours (t ≤ a day) days (a day < t ≤ a week) weeks (a week < t ≤ a month) months (a month < t ≤ a year) years (t > a year)
Money £tens (m ≤ £100) £hundreds (£100 < m ≤ £1 k) £thousands (£1 k <m ≤ £10 k) £10 thousands (£10 k < m≤£100 k) £100 thousands (m > £100 k)
Knowledge None Limited Moderate Expert Complete
Data None Guesstimate Some raw Good statistics All types