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An exact approach for relating recovering surgical patient workload to the master surgical schedule
 

Summary: An exact approach for relating recovering surgical patient workload to
the master surgical schedule
Peter T. Vanberkel1,2
, Richard J. Boucherie1
, Erwin W. Hans1
Johann L. Hurink1
, Wineke A.M. van Lent1,2
, Wim H. van Harten1,2
1
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
2
Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, The Netherlands
Abstract
No other department influences the workload of a hospital more than the Department of Surgery
and in particular, the activities in the operating room. These activities are governed by the master
surgical schedule (MSS), which states which patient types receive surgery on which day. In this paper
we describe an analytical approach to project the workload for downstream departments based on
this MSS. Specifically the ward occupancy distributions, patient admission/discharge distributions,
and the distributions for ongoing interventions/treatments is computed. Recovering after surgery
requires the support of multiple departments, such as nursing, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and

  

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

 

Collections: Engineering