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Table 3 The comparison of historic data and simulation data

From: Forecasting the absolute and relative shortage of physicians in Japan using a system dynamics model approach

Year 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 MSE
Historic data 248.61 255.79 262.68 270.37 277.93 286.7 0.007
Simulation data 250.39 257.88 264.74 271.16 277.09 283.71  
Relative error 0.007 0.008 0.008 0.003 0.003 0.01