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Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference J. Fowler and S. Mason, eds.
 

Summary: Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
J. Fowler and S. Mason, eds.
A Game Theoretical Approach for Hospital Stockpile in
Preparation for Pandemics
Po-Ching DeLaurentis
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Elodie Adida
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Mark Lawley
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Abstract
This paper explores the problem of medical stockpiling at hospitals in preparing for a flu pandemic. Taking into
account the uncertain demand that may occur under various possible pandemic scenarios, we consider the problem
of determining the stockpile quantity of one critical medical item. We take a game theoretical approach in order to
capture any mutual aid agreement that a group of hospitals may have, and its impact on the stockpile decisions made.
The existence of a Nash equilibrium will be examined and discussion of how to evaluate it will be presented.
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Source: Adida, Elodie - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Collections: Engineering