Exact and heuristic methodologies for scheduling in hospitals: problems, formulations and algorithms

Jeroen Beliën
2006 4OR  
The scheduling of people and resources is a key issue in modern hospital management. Well-thought-out scheduling practices entail several financial and social benefits. However, due to the increased pressure on scarce resources and the proliferation in rules and regulations, scheduling is often a difficult and time consuming task. Fortunately, the continuously growing computation power of PC's and the advances in database technology have opened up a treasure of opportunities to improve today's
more » ... cheduling practices. This thesis deals with a number of methods that better exploit these opportunities. More specifically, we detect a number of challenging scheduling problems in hospitals, formulate these problems mathematically and develop algorithms that can efficiently solve them.
doi:10.1007/s10288-006-0006-4 fatcat:mj43yknfdzgt3gur7lgtjwdwca