Title: Visualizing the demand for various resources as a function of the master surgery schedule: A case study
Authors: Belien, Jeroen
Demeulemeester, Erik
Cardoen, Brecht
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: K.U.Leuven - Departement toegepaste economische wetenschappen
Series Title: DTEW Research Report 0572 pages:1-20
Abstract: This paper presents a software system that visualizes the impact of the master surgery schedule on the demand for various resources throughout the rest of the hospital. The master surgery schedule can be seen as the engine that drives the hospital. Therefore, it is very important for decision makers to have a clear image on how the demand for resources is linked to the surgery schedule. The software presented in this paper enables schedulers to instantaneously view the impact of, e.g., an exchange of two block assignments in the master surgery schedule on the expected resource consumption pattern. A case study entailing a large Belgian surgery unit illustrates how the software can be used to assist in building better surgery schedules.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven

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