The Impact of Incorporating Nurse-Specific Characteristics in a Cyclical Scheduling Approach
AbstractNursing staff is principally cyclically scheduled in various hospitals in Belgium. The employed cyclic schedules embody, however, only a weak reflection of the ultimate nurse rosters constructed for a specific month. In this paper we investigate the benefits of integrating nurse-specific characteristics in the cyclic scheduling approach. Moreover, we analyze to what extent these characteristics should be incorporated and compare this approach with a general and more robust cyclical scheduling approach and the flexible acyclical rostering of nursing personnel.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its series Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium with number 08/496.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Manpower planning; Healthcare;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-09 (All new papers)
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