A prototype operating room scheduling system - A case study at Aichi Medical University Hospital-

Mari Ito, Atsuo Suzuki, Yoshihiro Fujiwara

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Abstract

We introduce an estimation method for calculating operation durations using regression analysis and a mixed-integer programming model for the operating room (OR) scheduling problem. We develop an OR scheduling system and apply it to OR scheduling at Aichi Medical University Hospital. The goals of scheduling are to reduce staff overtime, schedule changes, and OR reassignment. We attain this by scheduling according to predicted operation durations. The resulting schedule makes highly efficient utilization of the OR. We confirm the efficiency of the schedules obtained by comparing them to schedules created manually.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Japan Industrial Management Association
Volume67
Issue number2E
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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