Hospital Layout as a Quadratic Assignment Problem
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- Elshafei, A. J Oper Res Soc (1977) 28: 167. doi:10.1057/jors.1977.29
The problem of locating hospital departments so as to minimize the total distance travelled by patients can be formulated as a Quadratic Assignment Problem. In this paper we discuss some practical considerations of the problem, its formulation, we present a heuristic procedure to solve it and comment on our computational experience with the heuristic.