Minimizing the Waiting Time for Emergency Surgery

  title={Minimizing the Waiting Time for Emergency Surgery},
  author={J. Theresia van Essen and Erwin W. Hans and Johann Hurink and Andrea Oversberg},
Hospitals aim to deliver the highest quality of care. One key priority is to schedule emergency surgeries as quickly as possible, because postponing them generally increases a patient’s risk of complications and even death. In this paper, we consider the case that emergency surgeries are scheduled in one of the elective Operating Rooms (ORs). In this situation, emergency patients are operated once an ongoing elective surgery has finished. We denote these completion times of the elective… CONTINUE READING