Learn More
Recent work dealing with planning of complex facilities has proposed use of a recursive optimization-simulation approach. This technique takes advantage of the best features of both methods while minimizing the disadvantages of each method used alone. Here a mixed integer program generates staffing and facility plans and a simulation model evaluates their(More)
The overall planning problem of an ambulatory health care facility is often attacked using either linear programming or simulation models. This paper discusses each method and then describes a third method -- recursive modeling -- which capitalizes on the advantages and minimizes the disadvantages of the other two methods. Methods of variance reduction and(More)
A combined optimization-simulation model is used to examine the extent of productivity and economic benefits to be gained from adding a physician's assistant to a one-physician ambulatory health care practice. It is shown that previous models (which have predicted productivity gains as large as 90 per cent) have overstated these benefits by ignoring(More)
  • D H Kropp
  • 1999
Healthcare security professionals are facing new challenges as their responsibilities in a fast-changing environment are increasing. The level of healthcare professionalism, the author says, can be improved through the use of risk assessments, strategic planning and design, security safeguards, and security program measurement. In this article, he discusses(More)
Although many previous analytical studies indicate that physicians' assistants can substantially increase productivity and reduce costs, the utilization of physicians' assistants in ambulatory health care settings has grown at a disappointing rate. This apparent discrepancy may be explained in part through close examination of the models used in the(More)
  • 1