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Optimizing OR scheduling for the ophthalmology department

Heijnen, W.J.P. (2016) Optimizing OR scheduling for the ophthalmology department.

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Abstract:This research tries to optimize the operating room scheduling of the ophthalmology department of UMC Utrecht. Currently the ophthalmology department experiences a high number of cancellations which are mostly caused by the arrival of emergency patients. The aim of this research is to find a scheduling method that accounts for these emergency arrivals and reduces the amount of cancellations. This is done by analyzing the current situation and performance of the department, a literature review to identify possible interventions, and a simulation model to test the effectiveness of these interventions. Three different interventions are evaluated with the simulation model; different OR selection and sequencing rules, adjusting overtime tolerance, and determining the desirable amount of emergency slack.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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