Operating Room Scheduling Problems: A Survey and a Proposed Solution Framework
Healthcare is becoming one of the fast growing industries in both, the developed and developing countries. Operating rooms provide a large portion of hospital revenue; hence, scheduling operation room surgeries is very important to maximize profits. This paper reviews the three operating room scheduling problems: the case mix problem, the master surgery scheduling problem and the surgery scheduling problem. Also, the paper introduces a research framework for an integrated planning method for the three problems.
KeywordsCase-mix Healthcare management Literature survey Master surgery scheduling Operating room scheduling Operations research Simulation Surgery scheduling
This research project is sponsored by the Egyptian ministry of higher education grant and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the scope of the Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST).
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