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Reexamining the Nurse Scheduling Problem: Staffing Ratios and Nursing Shortages
A scheduling model is developed and computational experiments are performed to evaluate how mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios and other policies impact schedule cost and schedule desirability (from the nurses' perspective).
Patient flow and resource utilization in an outpatient clinic
- M. J. Côté
- 1 September 1999
Understanding the Impact of Variation in the Delivery of Healthcare Services
- C. Noon, Charles Hankins, M. J. Côté
- MedicineJournal of healthcare management / American…
- 1 March 2003
Beyond straightforward cost cutting, providers must also consider a variety of other operational factors to achieve success and higher patient satisfaction and improved utilization and efficiency of resources are natural objectives.
A network flow approach to optimizing hospital bed capacity decisions
- E. Akçalı, M. J. Côté, Chin-Soo Lin
- Medicine, Political ScienceHealth care management science
- 15 November 2006
This work develops a network flow model that incorporates facility performance and budget constraints to determine optimal hospital bed capacity over a finite planning horizon, and demonstrates that for realistic sized capacity planning problems, this network formulation is not computationally intensive, and allows for optimal bed capacity plans quickly.
Nonlinear programming for multiperiod capacity planning in a manufacturing system
Scheduling arrivals to a queue
A location–allocation model for service providers with application to not-for-profit health care organizations
Five Constants of Information Technology Adoption in Healthcare
A collective understanding of these constants and their interrelationships will enable healthcare organizations to better integrate new IT and achieve organizational goals of developing a solid technological infrastructure to truly enhance the delivery of quality healthcare.
A Model for Planning Resource Requirements in Health Care Organizations
An optimization/queueing network model is developed that minimizes capacity costs while controlling customer service by enforcing a set of performance constraints, such as setting an upper limit on the expected time a patient spends in the system.
Measures of Success: The Role of Human Factors in Lean Implementation in Healthcare
The consolidation of literature and interpretation of interactions between communication, leadership, and workload through triangulation and cross-case evaluation has potential to provide realistic and relevant information to managers working toward a successful lean implementation in their healthcare facility.