The allocation of patients to hospitals in case of a disaster

Draijer, E.M. (2017) The allocation of patients to hospitals in case of a disaster.

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Abstract:Acute Zorg Euregio is one of the eleven emergency care networks in the Netherlands. To train what to do when a disaster happens, Acute Zorg Euregio held various trainings with the Emergo Train System (ETS). These trainings made them realise that improvement can be made in the field of disaster planning. Using an Integer Linear Programming model to assign patients to hospitals we draw the following conclusions: comparing the results of the mathematical model to the results of the exercise of 2016, we see that for all triage levels the average arrival time in the hospital can be shortened by 10 minutes. In addition to the scenario of the exercises, also different scenarios were implemented in the model to see what happens if different choices were made in the values of the input parameters. Based on this research, we give recommendations on three different dimensions. First, on the allocation of patients to hospitals, second, on the ETS exercises and third, on further research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:58 process technology
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73173
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