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Optimal Allocation of MRI Scan Capacity among Competitive Medical Departments
 

Summary: Optimal Allocation of MRI Scan Capacity among
Competitive Medical Departments
Maartje E. Zonderland
Judith Timmerž
Abstract
We consider an MRI scanning facility, run by a Radiology department, with
limited capacity. Several medical departments compete for capacity, and have private
information regarding their demand for scans. The fairness of the capacity allocation
by the Radiology department depends on the quality of the information provided
by the medical departments. We employ a generic Bayesian Game approach that
stimulates the disclosure of true demand (truth-telling), so that capacity can be
allocated fairly. We derive conditions under which truth-telling is a Bayesian Nash
Equilibrium. The usefulness of the approach is illustrated with a case study.
Key words: OR in Health Services, game theory, capacity allocation, private infor-
mation.
2000 MSC: 91A10
1 Introduction
We consider an MRI scanning facility run by a Radiology department, that has to distribute
MRI scan capacity among several competing medical departments. The departments have
private information regarding their future demands. For a fair allocation, Radiology de-

  

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

 

Collections: Engineering