Simulation of a Multiple Operating Room Surgical Suite

  title={Simulation of a Multiple Operating Room Surgical Suite},
  author={Brian T. Denton and Ahmed S. Rahman and Heidi Nelson and Angela C. Bailey},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference},
Outpatient surgery scheduling involves the coordination of several activities in an uncertain environment. Due to the very customized nature of surgical procedures there is significant uncertainty in the duration of activities related to the intake process, surgical procedure, and recovery process. Furthermore, there are multiple criteria which must be traded off when considering how to schedule surgical procedures including patient waiting, operating room (OR) team waiting, OR idling, and… CONTINUE READING

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