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Reducing access and waiting time for orthopedics

Pannekoek, Arjan (2018) Reducing access and waiting time for orthopedics.

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Abstract:The research takes place at the orthopedic department of Deventer Ziekenhuis (DZ). The goal of the research is to reduce the access and waiting time for orthopedics. We formulate a MIP that allocates blocks over the weekly available doctor capacity such that we minimize the weighted number of waiting patients. We use the model as a simulation-optimization approach to formulate practical planning rules and we quantify a mismatch in capacities. We evaluate our planning rules in a real-life case by using a Discrete Event Simulation (DES) model. The outcomes of the DES model show a more stable access time (σ -10%), a more stable waiting time (σ -13%) and a more stable workload for the OC (σ -3%).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Deventer ziekenhuis
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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