Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 67–78 | Cite as

A final adjustment for staff allocation under environmental uncertainty

  • Angus Jeang


Through understanding the relationships between the previous day's (Sunday) demand and the remaining days' demand, a prediction model can be constructed. The staff level can be determined based on this prediction model. This model can also be applied in different hospital units or a staff environment other than hospitals.


Prediction Model Staff Level Final Adjustment Hospital Unit Environmental Uncertainty 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Hancock, W., and Chan, T.,Productivity and Staffing of Hospital Units with Uncertainty in the Demand for Service Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1986.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Griffith, J.R., Hancock, W.M., and Munson, F.C.,Cost Control in Hospitals Health Administration Press, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Devore, J.L.,Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Brooks/Cole, 1982.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Draper, N.R., and Smith, H.,Applied Regression Analysis, Wiley, 1966.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Taylor, H.W., A study of factors affecting laboratory workload.Clin. Biochem. II:179–182, 1978.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    McGee, V.E., Jenkins, E., and Rawnsley, H.M., Statistical forecasting in a hospital clinical laboratory.J. Med. Syst. 3:161–174, 1978.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Pang, C.Y., and Swint, J.M., Forecasting staffing needs for productivity management in hospital laboratories.J. Med. Syst. 3:365–377, 1985.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Aberg, U., and Hancock, W.M.,Design Criteria of Predetermined Times Systems International MTM Directorate, Stockholm, Sweden, 1968.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Barnes, R.M.,Motion and Time Study: Design and Measurement of Work (fifth edition), Wiley, New York, p. 344.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Mundel, M.E.,Motion and Time Study (fourth edition), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., pp. 304–305, 1950.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Warner, M.W., and Holloway, D.C.,Decision Making and Control for Health Administration Health Administration Press, Ann Arbor, Mich., pp. 357–358, 1978.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angus Jeang
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations ResearchWayne State UniversityDetroit

Personalised recommendations