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Does size matter? : queuing theory to determine bed capacities in the Erasmus MC : a trade-off between availability and efficiency

Poele, R. te (2009) Does size matter? : queuing theory to determine bed capacities in the Erasmus MC : a trade-off between availability and efficiency.

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Abstract:Simultaneous with this reorganization, the Erasmus Medical Center plans to downsize her bed capacity to reduce costs. Although many other hospitals also reduce bed capacity, this decision requires a better-founded quantitative approach than currently used. To be precise, target efficiency levels instead of service level standards primarily drive current capacity allocation. Additionally, advantages of merging departments are not fully acknowledged. The objective of this project is to determine the consequences in terms of efficiency and service level of the provisional capacity configuration with current and future patient arrival rates and length of stay (LOS) and study the effects of establishing one or multiple day care center(s). Based on the objective the following main question needs to be answered: Should the Erasmus MC change the intended allocation of clinical beds over the themes and/or introduce day care centers to improve bed availability and efficiency in her new building
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60710
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