Title: A two-step patient scheduling procedure
Authors: Samudra, Michael
Demeulemeester, Erik
Cardoen, Brecht
Issue Date: 2013
Conference: EURO-INFORMS European Conference on Operational Research edition:26 location:Rome (Italy) date:1-4 July 2013
Abstract: Traditionally, surgeries are scheduled directly to slots (OR and day). A substitute, a two-step procedure, schedules patients to a surgery week first and, in a second step, to an exact day and OR. The first step, the week assignment, is carried out at the moment the decision for surgery is made. The second step, the within week scheduling, is carried out every Friday afternoon collectively for all the patients assigned to the following week. We discuss the implications of applying this two-step procedure using the real data and the managerial insights from one of Europe’s largest hospitals.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven

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