A coordinated scheduling policy to improve patient access to surgical services

Gabriela Martinez, Todd Huschka, Mustafa Sir, Kalyan S Pasupathy

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This paper presents a scheduling policy that aims to reduce patient wait time for surgical treatment by coordinating clinical and surgical appointments. This study is of interest since the lack of coordination of these resources could lead to an inefficient utilization of available capacity, and most importantly, could cause delays in patient access to surgical treatment. A simulation model is used to analyze the impact of the policy on patient access and surgical throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044863
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017
Event2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 14 2016


Other2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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