42. Synchronized Patient Simulation

This chapter describes synchronized patient simulation models that run patients in parallel to allow for interaction among patients. We refer to this within TreeAge Pro as parallel trials, which is an option presented when running Microsimulation.

Note that typical microsimulation models do not require synchronization by time, so each patient/trial finishes processing before the next one is run.

This section will focus on a few example models in detail to explain how to set up models to analyse parallel trials.

In addition, there is also a section in this Help called Dynamic Cohort Models which considers an Infectious Disease Patient Level Simulation model using parallel trials in the context of an infectious disease model. The example model combines the use of both Dynamic and Parallel Trial models.