Medical Resources Order and Shipment in Community Health Service Centers
- 418 Downloads
Medical resources scheduling affects the medical institution’s operation cost, customer satisfaction and medical service quality. Therefore, a lean arrangement of medical resources order and shipment is quite necessary and important. In this chapter, we propose two optimal models for medical resources order and shipment in community health service centers (CHSCs), with a dual emphasis on minimizing the total operation cost and improving the operation level in practice. The first planning model is a deterministic planning model (DM). Systematically, it considers constraints including the lead time of the suppliers, the storage capacity of the medical institutions, and the integrated shipment planning in the dimensions of time and space. The problem is a multi-commodities flow problem and is formulated as a mixed 0–1 integer programming model.
- 1.Li H, Yu W. Enhancing community system in China’s recent health reform: an effort to improve equity in essential health care. Health Policy. 2011;99(2):167–73.Google Scholar
- 12.Zhang ZH Jiang H. A robust counterpart approach to the bi-objective emergency medical service design problem. Appl Math Model. 2014;38(3):1033–40.Google Scholar
- 18.Yan S, Shih YL, Shiao FY. Optimal cargo container loading plans under stochastic demands for air express carriers. Transp Res Part E Logist Transp Rev. 2008;44(3):555–75.Google Scholar
- 20.Liu M, Liang J. Dynamic optimization model for allocating medical resources in epidemic controlling. J Ind Eng Manag. 2013;6(1):73–88.Google Scholar