Operations Research and Health Care

A Handbook of Methods and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-4020-7629-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-8066-1 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Introduction

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      Pages 1-14

      Health Care Delivery: Current Problems and Future Challenges

  2. Health Care Operations Management

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      Pages 15-41

      Capacity Planning and Management in Hospitals

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      Pages 43-76

      Location of Health Care Facilities

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      Pages 77-102

      Ambulance Service Planning: Simulation and Data Visualisation

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      Pages 103-145

      Supply Chain Management of Blood Banks

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      Pages 147-168

      Evaluating the Efficiency of Hospitals’ Perioperative Services Using Dea

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      Pages 169-189

      Benchmarking Using DEA: The Case of Mental Health Organizations

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      Pages 191-215

      Using Simulation in an Acute-care Hospital: Easier Said Than Done

  3. Public Policy and Economic Analysis

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      Pages 217-254

      Estimating Risks to the Public Health

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      Pages 255-274

      Modeling Health Outcomes for Economic Analysis

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      Pages 275-296

      Duct Tape for Decision Makers: The Use of or Models in Pharmacoeconomics

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      Pages 297-331

      Drug Policy: Insights from Mathematical Analysis

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      Pages 333-361

      Modeling The Costs and Effects of Maintenance Treatment for Opiate Addiction

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      Pages 363-401

      Harm Reduction in The Control of Infectious Diseases Among Injection Drug Users

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      Pages 403-418

      The Cost Effectiveness of Partially Effective HIV Vaccines

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      Pages 419-441

      Designing Pediatric Formularies for Childhood Immunization Using Integer Programming Models

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      Pages 443-464

      Allocating Resources to Control Infectious Diseases

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      Pages 465-491

      Microbial Risk Assessment for Drinking Water

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      Pages 493-518

      Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

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      Pages 519-536

      Decision Making for Bioterror Preparedness: Examples from Smallpox Vaccination Policy

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