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Rostering ambulance services

Li, Yuan & Kozan, Erhan (2009) Rostering ambulance services. In Industrial Engineering and Management Society, The Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp. 795-801.

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Abstract

This paper developed a model for rostering ambulance crew in order to maximise the coverage throughout a planning horizon and minimise the number of ambulance crew. Rostering Ambulance Services is a complex task, which considers a large number of conflicting rules related to various aspects such as limits on the number of consecutive work hours, the number of shifts worked by each ambulance staff and restrictions on the type of shifts assigned. The two-stage models are developed using nonlinear integer programming technique to determine the following sub-problems: the shift start times; the number of staff required to work for each shift; and a balanced schedule of ambulance staff. At the first stage, the first two sub-problems have been solved. At the second stage, the third sub-problem has been solved using the first stage outputs. Computational experiments with real data are conducted and the results of the models are presented.

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ID Code: 29823
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal's website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Operations Research, Scheduling, Rostering, Ambulance services
ISSN: 1598-7248
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2010 08:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:06

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