Heuristics for Operating Theatre Scheduling: Following the Patient

Abstract : The operating theatre defines the convergence point of many hospital activities. Elective patient scheduling in an operating theatre creates a difficult problem in terms of organizing the required human and material resources. This article investigates the scheduling problem of an operating theatre that comprises operating rooms, recovery beds and stretcher- bearers according to an open-scheduling strategy. The heuristics are of polynomial complexity and are compared on the one hand to previous works and on the other hand to a lower bound.
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Nour El Houda Saadani, Alain Guinet. Heuristics for Operating Theatre Scheduling: Following the Patient. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Kedge Business School, 2012, 13 (1), pp.38-49. ⟨hal-01469521⟩



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