Modeling time allocation for prevention in primary care
This paper discusses the problem of allocating time for prevention at the primary care level, focusing on a general practitioner (GP) practice. The basic trade-off is between improved state of the health of the population, which translates into less demand for the GP services, and a decreased capacity for curative services, which translates into increased congestion. The problem of how much time to devote to prevention is modeled as a non-linear optimization problem. As an extension of the problem, selection of preventive activities to perform among recommended alternatives is modeled using a knapsack formulation, and its application is illustrated with a numerical example. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2009
Volume (Year): 17 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.springer.com|
Web page: http://www.fhi.sk/ssov
Web page: http://www.mot.org.hu/index_en.html
Web page: http://nb.vse.cz/csov/english.htm
Web page: http://www.oegor.at/
Web page: http://hdoi.hr/en_US/en/
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.springer.com/business/operations+research/journal/10100|
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Kaplan, Edward H. & Pollack, Harold, 1998. "Allocating HIV Prevention Resources," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 257-263, December.
- Krishnan, Murugappa (Murgie) & Srinivasan, Ashok, 2007. "How do shop-floor supervisors allocate their time?," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 97-115, January.
- Renata Kopach & Po-Ching DeLaurentis & Mark Lawley & Kumar Muthuraman & Leyla Ozsen & Ron Rardin & Hong Wan & Paul Intrevado & Xiuli Qu & Deanna Willis, 2007. "Effects of clinical characteristics on successful open access scheduling," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 111-124, June.
- Gregory S. Zaric & Margaret L. Brandeau & Paul G. Barnett, 2000. "Methadone Maintenance and HIV Prevention: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 46(8), pages 1013-1031, August.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:17:y:2009:i:3:p:359-380. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.