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Operating room planning and scheduling: A literature review


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  • Cardoen, Brecht
  • Demeulemeester, Erik
  • Beliën, Jeroen
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    This paper provides a review of recent operational research on operating room planning and scheduling. We evaluate the literature on multiple fields that are related to either the problem setting (e.g., performance measures or patient classes) or the technical features (e.g., solution technique or uncertainty incorporation). Since papers are pooled and evaluated in various ways, a diversified and detailed overview is obtained that facilitates the identification of manuscripts related to the reader's specific interests. Throughout the literature review, we summarize the significant trends in research on operating room planning and scheduling, and we identify areas that need to be addressed in the future.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 201 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 921-932

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:201:y:2010:i:3:p:921-932

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    Keywords: OR in health services Operating room Scheduling Planning Literature review;


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    1. Saremi, Alireza & Jula, Payman & ElMekkawy, Tarek & Wang, G. Gary, 2013. "Appointment scheduling of outpatient surgical services in a multistage operating room department," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 141(2), pages 646-658.
    2. Matias Holte & Carlo Mannino, 2011. "The implementor/adversarial algorithm for cyclic and robust scheduling problems in health-care," DIS Technical Reports 2011-03, Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza".
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    5. Alessandro Agnetis & Alberto Coppi & Matteo Corsini & Gabriella Dellino & Carlo Meloni & Marco Pranzo, 2014. "A decomposition approach for the combined master surgical schedule and surgical case assignment problems," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 17(1), pages 49-59, March.
    6. J. Essen & Johann Hurink & Woutske Hartholt & Bernd Akker, 2012. "Decision support system for the operating room rescheduling problem," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 355-372, December.
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    11. 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.
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    13. Van den Bergh, Jorne & Beliën, Jeroen & De Bruecker, Philippe & Demeulemeester, Erik & De Boeck, Liesje, 2013. "Personnel scheduling: A literature review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(3), pages 367-385.
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    15. Holte, Matias & Mannino, Carlo, 2013. "The implementor/adversary algorithm for the cyclic and robust scheduling problem in health-care," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(3), pages 551-559.
    16. Antti Peltokorpi, 2011. "How do strategic decisions and operative practices affect operating room productivity?," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 370-382, November.
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