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Optimisation Modelling of hospital operating room planning: analyzing strategies and problem settings
Responsible organisation
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a growing proportion of elderly which increases the demand for health care. As a consequence health care costs are rising and the need for hospital resource planning seems urgent. Different aspects (often conflicting) such as patient demand, clinical need and political ambitions must be considered. In this paper we propose a model for analyzing a hospital surgical suite with focus on operating room planning. An optimization model is developed for patient operation scheduling and for key resource allocation. Medical examinations and treatments of patients are performed using a number of resources, similar to products being refined in a number of processes in a logistics chain. Optimal resource allocation, given different objectives according to patient perspective, staff perspective, costs etc. under different system settings (e.g. principles for operating room allocation and amount of stand-by personnel), is studied. Preliminary results are presented based on case studies from two Swedish hospitals.

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Southampton: University of Southampton , 2007.
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7028ISI: 000289009600010Local ID: diva2:834602
EURO Working Group on OR Applied to Health Services 31 Annual Meeting 2005
Publisher: PETER LANG AG, EUROPAISCHER VERLAG WISSENSCH JUPITERSTR 15, CH-3015 BERN, SWITZERLAND Published year 2007Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2008-12-19 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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