Preference scheduling for nurses using column generation

@article{Bard2005PreferenceSF,
  title={Preference scheduling for nurses using column generation},
  author={Jonathan F. Bard and Hadi W. Purnomo},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={164},
  pages={510-534}
}
The purpose of this paper is to present a new methodology for scheduling nurses in which several conflicting factors guide the decision process. Unlike manufacturing facilities where standard shifts and days off are the rule, hospitals operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and face widely fluctuating demand. A more flexible arrangement for working hours and days off is needed, especially in light of the growing nursing shortage. To improve retention, management must now take into account… CONTINUE READING
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