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We consider the robust surgery loading problem for a hospital's operating theatre department, which concerns assigning surgeries and sufficient planned slack to operating room days. The objective is to maximize capacity utilization and minimize the risk of overtime, and thus cancelled patients. We propose various constructive heuristics and local search(More)
This paper addresses the problem of operating room (OR) scheduling at the tactical level of hospital planning and control. Hospitals repetitively construct operating room schedules, which is a time consuming, tedious and complex task. The stochasticity of the durations of surgical procedures complicates the construction of operating room schedules. In(More)
  • M J R Ebben, E W Hans, F M Olde Weghuis
  • 2004
In practice, order acceptance and production planning are often functionally separated. As a result, order acceptance decisions are made without considering the actual workload in the production system, or by only regarding the aggregate workload. We investigate the importance of a good workload based order acceptance method in over-demanded job shop(More)
BACKGROUND As the demand for health care services increases, the need to improve patient flow between departments has likewise increased. Understanding how the master surgical schedule (MSS) affects the inpatient wards and exploiting this relationship can lead to a decrease in surgery cancellations, a more balanced workload, and an improvement in resource(More)
  • Peter Tulkens, Vanberkel Peter, T Vanberkel, G Berkhoff, Vanberkel Ii, P J J M Van Loon +17 others
  • 2011
In this thesis we address a number of challenging problems related to health care logistics. These problems are motivated by hospital managers who collaborated in the research, and the results are applied at their hospitals. The general results are valid in other hospital settings and the solution approaches used to cope with system complexity and patient(More)
  • Erwin W Hans, A J R M Gademann, S L Van De Velde, W H M Zijm
  • 2001
In this presentation we address the resource-constrained multi-project rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP) problem, which concerns the loading of projects in the order acceptance stage. At the RCCP level, regular and nonregular resource capacity levels are determined, as well as project due dates and other project milestones. So far, only simple heuristics(More)
In this survey we review quantitative health care models to illustrate the extent to which they encompass multiple hospital departments. The paper provides general overviews of the relationships that exists between major hospital departments and describes how these relationships are accounted for by researchers. We find the atomistic view of hospitals often(More)
Long waiting times for emergency operations increase a patient's risk of postoperative complications and morbidity. Reserving Operating Room (OR) capacity is a common technique to maximize the responsiveness of an OR in case of arrival of an emergency patient. This study determines the best way to reserve OR time for emergency surgery. In this study two(More)
No other department influences the workload of a hospital more than the Department of Surgery and in particular, the activities in the operating room. These activities are governed by the master surgical schedule (MSS), which states which patient types receive surgery on which day. In this paper we describe an analytical approach to project the workload for(More)
We provide a structured overview of the typical decisions to be made in resource capacity planning and control in health care, and a review of relevant OR/MS articles for each planning decision. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, to position the planning decisions, a taxonomy is presented. This taxonomy provides health care managers and OR/MS(More)