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SLIDE 2 NOTES: Discrete-event simulation employs a computer modeling technique in which system evolution over time is represented by variables that change instantaneously at discrete points in time called “events” (e.g. adenoma incidence). The model moves forward through time by advancing from one event to the next. A discrete-event structure gives the modeler the ability to assign specific attributes to each simulated patient (e.g. the underlying risk of adenoma incidence).

The model is programmed in Insight, a FORTRAN-based programming simulation language.

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