An innovative robust reactive surgery assignment model

Stuart, Kari, Kozan, Erhan, Sinnott, Michael, & Collier, James (2010) An innovative robust reactive surgery assignment model. ASOR Bulletin, 29(3), pp. 48-58.

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Online scheduling in the Operating Theatre Department is a dynamic process that deals with both elective and emergency patients. Each business day begins with an elective schedule determined in advance based on a mastery surgery schedule. Throughout the course of the day however, disruptions to this baseline schedule occur due to variations in treatment time, emergency arrivals, equipment failure and resource unavailability. An innovative robust reactive surgery assignment model is developed for the operating theatre department. Following the completion of each surgery, the schedule is re-solved taking into account any disruptions in order to minimise cancellations of pre-planned patients and maximise throughput of emergency cases. The single theatre case is solved and future work on the computationally more complex multiple theatre case under resource constraints is discussed.

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ID Code: 39726
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Scheduling, Operating Theatre
ISSN: 0812-860X
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 2010 The Australian Society for Operations Research
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 00:13
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:29

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