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Article: A multi-criteria multi-period scheduling model of medical resources

TitleA multi-criteria multi-period scheduling model of medical resources
Authors
KeywordsDecision support systems
Integer programming
Mathematical models
Nonlinear programming
Personnel
Issue Date1996
Citation
Yugoslav Journal Of Operations Research, 1996, v. 6 n. 1, p. 73-83 How to Cite?
AbstractA modelling framework is proposed to study the allocation of doctors during specific time blocks to individual clinics of a major multi-branch medical practice in Hong Kong. This problem is motivated by our previous simulation work in one of the typical clinics that has identified bottlenecks in doctor's availability at various times. This paper suggests a non-linear integer multi-criteria formulation with four prioritized goals: minimum loss of demand, minimum average waiting time, minimum doctors idleness and maximum use of consultation rooms. Our computational results from such a modelling framework (or a simplified model structure) show it can generate allocation decision support predicting possible operational improvement as well as helpful insight into the existence and explanation of system bottlenecks arising from a combination of more than one factors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156061
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dc.contributor.authorChu, Sydney CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Mary PPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:40:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:40:14Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.citationYugoslav Journal Of Operations Research, 1996, v. 6 n. 1, p. 73-83en_US
dc.identifier.issn0354-0243en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156061-
dc.description.abstractA modelling framework is proposed to study the allocation of doctors during specific time blocks to individual clinics of a major multi-branch medical practice in Hong Kong. This problem is motivated by our previous simulation work in one of the typical clinics that has identified bottlenecks in doctor's availability at various times. This paper suggests a non-linear integer multi-criteria formulation with four prioritized goals: minimum loss of demand, minimum average waiting time, minimum doctors idleness and maximum use of consultation rooms. Our computational results from such a modelling framework (or a simplified model structure) show it can generate allocation decision support predicting possible operational improvement as well as helpful insight into the existence and explanation of system bottlenecks arising from a combination of more than one factors.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofYugoslav Journal of Operations Researchen_US
dc.subjectDecision support systems-
dc.subjectInteger programming-
dc.subjectMathematical models-
dc.subjectNonlinear programming-
dc.subjectPersonnel-
dc.titleA multi-criteria multi-period scheduling model of medical resourcesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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