Vijay P. Marathe

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The single-block appointment system is the most common method of scheduling ambulatory care clinics today. Several studies have examined various appointment systems ranging from single-block appointments on one extreme to individual appointments on the other, and including mixtures of these such as multiple-block (m-at-a-time) and block/individual systems.(More)
Clinics receiving unscheduled visits experience wide fluctuations in the number of patients present at any one time, due to random arrival of patients and variations in the time needed for the evaluation and treatment. This can cause periods of congestion and long patient waiting times. Using a flexible technique for "delay scheduling," a study was(More)
In information retrieval, several complex clustering methods exist which require extensive processing time and computer memory. A cheap clustering method is developed which requires only one pass over the document collection to generate clusters. The one-pass clustering method is investigated using the ADI collection of 82 documents and 35 queries which is(More)
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