Operations analysis and appointment scheduling for an outpatient chemotherapy department

Mitsuko Yokouchi*, Setsuko Aoki, Haixia Sang, Run Zhao, Soemon Takakuwa

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20 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

With current increasing demands for outpatient medical services, healthcare providers have had to analyze methods for providing safety and quality care services under constrained resources. A long waiting-time has a severe impact not only on the patients' satisfaction but also on the physical conditions of the patients, who receive invasive treatment in ambulatory care facilities. Patients treated with outpatient chemotherapy have been rapidly increasing over the last decade in Japan. In this context, a discrete event simulation model for exploring appointment scheduling in an outpatient chemotherapy department of a general hospital was developed. An efficient schedule was identified that held bed utilization to a tolerance level by restraining the excess waiting-time in a clinical setting. It is suggested that a scheduling method based on the infusion time be available for the outpatient chemotherapy department.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 12 1
外部発表はい
イベント2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012 - Berlin, Germany
継続期間: 2012 12 92012 12 12

Other

Other2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012
国/地域Germany
CityBerlin
Period12/12/912/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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