The purpose of this paper is to describe the role of non-integer models in healthcare pathways and how these tools provide a breakthrough in our understanding of drug delivery protocols. Two examples will be given as being typical of such applications: modeling glucose levels in diabetic type I patients and modeling pain transmission in patients suffering from (post operative) chronic pain. A wide range of tools to model these pathways and their role for use in healthcare delivery for optimal treatment and patient well-being are discussed. Individualized patient healthcare is nowadays top priority in European research framework for health and these modeling tools are primary aids in meeting these challenges.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)