A dynamic real time scheduling methodology for the emergency department
Luscombe, Ruth (2015) A dynamic real time scheduling methodology for the emergency department. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Ruth Luscombe Thesis
Administrators only until 31 August 2017
This project constructs a scheduling solution for the Emergency Department. The schedules are generated in real-time to adapt to new patient arrivals and changing conditions.
An integrated scheduling formulation assigns patients to beds and treatment tasks to resources. The schedule efficiency is assessed using waiting time and total care time experienced by patients. The solution algorithm incorporates dispatch rules, meta-heuristics and a new extended disjunctive graph formulation which provide high quality solutions in a fast time-frame for real time decision support. This algorithm can be implemented in an electronic patient management system to improve patient flow in the Emergency Department.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Kozan, Erhan & Fitzgerald, Gerard|
|Additional Information:||An embargo has been granted by the faculty until August 2017.|
|Keywords:||capacity, constraint programming, emergency department, flexible job shop, meta-heuristics, OR in health services, optimisation, patient flow, real-time, scheduling|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||20 Oct 2015 05:36|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2015 06:55|
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