Title: Operating room planning and scheduling problems: A classification scheme
Authors: Cardoen, Brecht ×
Demeulemeester, Erik
Belien, Jeroen #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Serials Publications
Series Title: International Journal of Health Management and Information vol:accepted
Abstract: The increasing interest in the domain of operating room planning and scheduling leads to a proliferation of problem types. The statement and the scope of the particular problems, however, are often unclear. In this paper, we report on a scheme to classify operating room planning and scheduling problems using multiple fields. Each field describes a specified set of characteristics of the particular problem by means of parameters, elements and optional further specifications. We also elaborate on the use of delimiters to separate the entries in the classification notation. Next to the formulation of the scheme, we examine its applicability on a range of problems that are encountered in recent literature. With the development of the classification scheme, we hope to structure and to clarify forthcoming research in this
ISSN: 1942-9665
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven
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