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1 Introduction 1 1.1 Challenges in health care delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
 

Summary: Contents
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Challenges in health care delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 Hierarchical decision making and operations research . . 5
1.3 Thesis structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.4 Applied research environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.5 Summary of content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2 Survey of literature 17
2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2.2 Defining holistic models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.3 Common model scopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.4 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3 Patient mix optimization 39
3.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
3.2 Model description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3.3 Approximate solution approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
3.4 Application and evaluation of ASA . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
3.5 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4 Efficiency evaluation for pooling resources 67
4.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

  

Source: Al Hanbali, Ahmad - Department of Applied Mathematics, Universiteit Twente

 

Collections: Engineering