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Inventory Management of Remanufacturable Products
We address the procurement of new components for recyclable products in the context of Kodak's single-use camera. The objective is to find an ordering policy that minimizes the total expected… Expand
Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility in chronic kidney disease.
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility have been carefully evaluated in persons with end-stage renal disease. Fewer studies have examined these parameters in persons with… Expand
An empiric estimate of the value of life: updating the renal dialysis cost-effectiveness standard.
OBJECTIVES Proposals to make decisions about coverage of new technology by comparing the technology's incremental cost-effectiveness with the traditional benchmark of dialysis imply that the… Expand
Patient Choice in Kidney Allocation: A Sequential Stochastic Assignment Model
The objective is to determine a kidney allocation policy that maximizes total expected reward subject to the constraint that patients will only accept offers that maximize their own expected reward. Expand
The Relationship Between Workplace Stressors and Mortality and Health Costs in the United States
We build a model to estimate the excess mortality and incremental health expenditures associated with exposure to the following 10 workplace stressors: unemployment, lack of health insurance, exposure to shift work, long working hours, job insecurity, work–family conflict, low job control, high job demands, low social support at work, and low organizational justice. Expand
Patient Choice in Kidney Allocation: The Role of the Queueing Discipline
This paper develops and analyzes a queueing model to examine the role of patient choice on the high rate of organ refusals in the kidney transplant waiting system. Expand
Dynamic Allocation of Kidneys to Candidates on the Transplant Waiting List
We consider a dynamic resource allocation problem with the tri-criteria objective of maximizing the quality-adjusted life expectancy of transplant candidates (clinical efficiency) and minimizing two measures of inequity: a linear function of the likelihood of transplantation of the various types of patients and a quadratic function that quantifies the differences in mean waiting times across patient types. Expand
The Timing of Staffing Decisions in Hospital Operating Rooms: Incorporating Workload Heterogeneity into the Newsvendor Problem
We study the problem of setting nurse staffing levels in hospital operating rooms when there is uncertainty about daily workload. Expand
Outcomes-Adjusted Reimbursement in a Health-Care Delivery System
This paper considers a health-care delivery system with two noncooperative parties: a purchaser of medical services and a specialized provider. Expand
Pooled Testing for HIV Screening: Capturing the Dilution Effect
We study pooled or group testing as a cost-effective alternative for screening donated blood products sera for HIV; rather than test each sample individually, this method combines various samples into a pool, and then tests the pool. Expand