Managing Patient Service in a Diagnostic Medical Facility

  title={Managing Patient Service in a Diagnostic Medical Facility},
  author={Linda V. Green and Sergei Savin and Ben Wang},
  journal={Operations Research},
Hospital diagnostic facilities, such as magnetic resonance imaging centers, typically provide service to several diverse patient groups: outpatients, who are scheduled in advance; inpatients, whose demands are generated randomly during the day; and emergency patients, who must be served as soon as possible. Our analysis focuses on two inter-related tasks: designing the outpatient appointment schedule, and establishing dynamic priority rules for admitting patients into service. We formulate the… CONTINUE READING
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