William P. Pierskalla

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In this paper, a simplified model describing the stochastic process underlying the etiology of contagious and noncontagious diseases with mass screening is developed. Typical examples might include screening of tuberculosis in urban ghetto areas, venereal diseases in the sexually active, or AIDS in high risk population groups. The model is addressed to(More)
Platelets are short life blood components used in a hospital blood transfusion center. With the consideration of transportation, test and arrangement, the clinically transfusable platelets have a mere three-day life in which they must be used or discarded. This paper proposes and analyzes a periodic review inventory system for such perishable products under(More)
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