Combining simulation and goal programming for healthcare planning in a medical assessment unit
AbstractThis paper describes a detailed simulation model for healthcare planning in a medical assessment unit (MAU) of a general hospital belonging to the national health service (NHS), UK. The MAU is established to improve the quality of care given to acute medical patients on admission, and to provide the organisational means of rapid assessment and investigation in order to avoid unnecessary admissions. The simulation model enables different scenarios to be tested to eliminate bottlenecks in order to achieve optimal clinical workflow. The link between goal programming (GP) and simulation for efficient resource planning is explored. A GP model is developed for trade-off analysis of the results obtained from the simulation. The implications of MAU management preferences to various objectives are presented.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.
Volume (Year): 193 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/eor
Health service Simulation Goal programming Resource management;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Jones, Dylan, 2011. "A practical weight sensitivity algorithm for goal and multiple objective programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 213(1), pages 238-245, August.
- H. Romero & N. Dellaert & S. Geer & M. Frunt & M. Jansen-Vullers & G. Krekels, 2013. "Admission and capacity planning for the implementation of one-stop-shop in skin cancer treatment using simulation-based optimization," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 75-86, March.
- Adan, Ivo & Bekkers, Jos & Dellaert, Nico & Jeunet, Jully & Vissers, Jan, 2011. "Improving operational effectiveness of tactical master plans for emergency and elective patients under stochastic demand and capacitated resources," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 213(1), pages 290-308, August.
- Asteris, Michael & Collins, Alan & Jones, Dylan F., 2012. "Container port infrastructure in north-west Europe: Policy-level modeling," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 312-324.
- Abo-Hamad, Waleed & Arisha, Amr, 2013. "Simulation-based framework to improve patient experience in an emergency department," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 224(1), pages 154-166.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.