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Title Handbook of healthcare operations management : methods and applications / Brian T. Denton, editor
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Series International series in operations research & management science, 0884-8289 ; v. 184
International series in operations research & management science ; v. 184
Contents Improving Access to Healthcare: Models of Adaptive Behavior / Carri W. Chan, Linda V. Green -- Queueing Models for Healthcare Operations / Diwakar Gupta -- Applications of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation to Healthcare Operations Management / Sean Barnes, Bruce Golden, Stuart Price -- Optimization in Healthcare Delivery Modeling: Methods and Applications / Sakine Batun, Mehmet A. Begen -- Operating Room Planning and Scheduling / Erik Demeulemeester, Jeroen Beliën -- The Modeling, Analysis, and Management of Intensive Care Units / Theologos Bountourelis, M. Yasin Ulukus -- Improving the Flow of Patients Through Healthcare Organizations / Steven M. Thompson, Robert Day -- Capacity Allocation and Flexibility in Primary Care / Hari Balasubramanian, Ana Muriel, Asli Ozen -- Improving Scheduling and Flow in Complex Outpatient Clinics / Craig M. Froehle, Michael J. Magazine -- No-Show Modeling for Adult Ambulatory Clinics / Ayten Turkcan, Lynn Nuti -- Simulation and Real-Time Optimised Relocation for Improving Ambulance Operations / Andrew James Mason -- Planning and Managing Mass Prophylaxis Clinic Operations / Rachel L. Abbey, Katherine A. Aaby -- Emergency Departments: "Repairs While You Wait, No Appointment Necessary" / Kenneth N. McKay, Jennifer E. Engels -- Location Models in Healthcare / Bjorn P. Berg -- Models and Methods for Improving Patient Access / Jonathan Patrick, Anisa Aubin -- Coordinating Health Services: An Operations Management Perspective / Thomas R. Rohleder, David Cooke, Paul Rogers -- Managing Supply Critical to Patient Care: An Introduction to Hospital Inventory Management for Pharmaceuticals / Anita R. Vila-Parrish, Julie Simmons Ivy -- The Challenges of Hospital Supply Chain Management, from Central Stores to Nursing Units / Sylvain Landry, Martin Beaulieu -- Overcoming the Challenges of the Last Mile: A Model of Riders for Health / Jessica H. McCoy -- Allocating Scarce Healthcare Resources in Developing Countries: A Case for Malaria Prevention / Jacqueline Griffin, Pinar Keskinocak
Summary From the Preface:Collectively, the chapters in this book address application domains including inpatient and outpatient services, public health networks, supply chain management, and resource constrained settings in developing countries. Many of the chapters provide specific examples or case studies illustrating the applications of operations research methods across the globe, including Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Chapters 1-4 review operations research methods that are most commonly applied to health care operations management including: queuing, simulation, and mathematical programming. Chapters 5-7 address challenges related to inpatient services in hospitals such as surgery, intensive care units, and hospital wards. Chapters 8-10 cover outpatient services, the fastest growing part of many health systems, and describe operations research models for primary and specialty care services, and how to plan for patient no-shows. Chapters 12 - 16 cover topics related to the broader integration of health services in the context of public health, including optimizing the location of emergency vehicles, planning for mass vaccination events, and the coordination among different parts of a health system. Chapters 17-18 address supply chain management within hospitals, with a focus on pharmaceutical supply management, and the challenges of managing inventory for nursing units. Finally, Chapters 19-20 provide examples of important and emerging research in the realm of humanitarian logistics
Analysis Economics
Practice of medicine
Operations research
Economics/Management Science
Health Administration
Operations Research, Management Science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health services administration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Operations research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Health Services Administration.
Operations Research.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Denton, Brian T.
ISBN 9781461458852 (electronic bk.)
1461458854 (electronic bk.)