Online scheduling in the operating theatre

Stuart, Kari & Kozan, Erhan (2009) Online scheduling in the operating theatre. In Industrial Engineering and Management Society, The Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp. 801-807.

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Online scheduling is considered in this paper for the Operating Theatre. Robust elective schedules are determined in the offline environment prior to the day of surgery for the online environment. Changes to the offline schedule during project implementation are minimized using an online scheduling model that operates in real-time. The model aims to minimise cancellations of pre-scheduled elective patients whilst also allowing for additional scheduling of emergency cases, time permitting, which may arise during the schedules implementation. Surgical durations are modelled with a lognormal distribution. The single theatre case is solved and the computationally complex multiple theatre case, which is left for future work, is discussed.

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ID Code: 29825
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed via the journal's website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Operatins Resrch, Operating Theatre, Scheduling
ISBN: 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: 19 Jan 2010 22:55
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:06

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