Predicting occupancy levels with Covid-19 patients in Dutch hospitals

On request of the Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Patiëntenspreiding (LCPS, lcps.nu), Prof. Ger Koole and Dr. René Bekker (VU-Amsterdam), together with Michiel uit het Broek who is a postdoc in Groningen, developed a model to predict occupancy levels with covid-19 patients in Dutch hospitals.

12/21/2020 | 1:03 PM

On request of the Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Patiëntenspreiding (LCPS, lcps.nu), Prof. Ger Koole and Dr. René Bekker (VU-Amsterdam), together with Michiel uit het Broek who is a postdoc in Groningen, developed a  model to predict occupancy levels with covid-19 patients in Dutch hospitals. The model statistically predicts arrivals, which subsequently are translated into occupancy levels of hospitals using queuing theory. This model is used to redistribute patients over hospitals in the Netherlands and the long-term predictions are meant for political decision making.