Narges Hosseini

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Operating rooms (ORs) are one of the most expensive and profitable resources within a hospital system. OR managers strive to utilize these resources in the best possible manner. Traditionally, surgery durations are estimated using a moving average adjusted by the scheduler (adjusted system prediction or ASP). Other methods based on distributions, regression(More)
There are two main types of surgeries within an operating room (OR) suite, namely elective (or scheduled) and non-elective (or non-scheduled) surgeries. Non-elective surgeries count for a considerable proportion of surgery demand and often have a priority for begin served in a timely manner. Accommodating this type of surgery can be a challenging task on(More)
As the obese population is increasing rapidly worldwide, there is more interest to study the different aspects of obesity and its impact especially on healthcare outcomes and health related issues. Targeting non-surgical times in the operating room (OR), this study focuses on the effect of obesity along with clinical factors on pre-incision times in OR.(More)
Late starting surgeries at a Greenville Memorial Hospital have been shown to cause process and scheduling disruptions, and are a major contributor to dissatisfaction among patients and hospital staff. The preoperative system requires the preparation of a high volume of patients, each with an individual set of characteristics and array of required tasks(More)
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