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The Impact of Incorporating Nurse-Specific Characteristics in a Cyclical Scheduling Approach

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  • B. MAENHOUT

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  • M. VANHOUCKE

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Nursing 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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  • B. Maenhout & M. Vanhoucke, 2008. "The Impact of Incorporating Nurse-Specific Characteristics in a Cyclical Scheduling Approach," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 08/496, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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    1. Van den Bergh, Jorne & Beliƫn, 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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