Using Simulation to Examine Operational Efficiency Enhancement in a Hospital Emergency Room through Adoption of a Fast Service Track
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摘要Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments has been reported in regions around the globe, and in many cases the situation is worsening. In order to alleviate overcrowding, hospital administrators have been studying and implementing different solutions for the enhancement of system efficiency. This work adopts a simulation approach to examine the implications of a fast service track on the efficiency of service provision. Our simulation experiments help examine possible tradeoffs between the waiting times of different types of patients when the fast track is adopted. We also found that the adoption of a fast-track system can be more beneficial, in terms of the reduction in overall patient waiting time, to emergency departments which have a higher proportion of urgent patients.
著者Kuo Y.H., Leung J.M.Y., Graham C.A., Tsoi K.K.F., Meng H.
會議名稱International Symposium on Scheduling, 2017
會議開始日23.06.2017
會議完結日25.06.2017
會議地點Nagoya
會議國家/地區日本
出版年份2017
語言美式英語
關鍵詞Emergency department, Patient flow, Simulation, Fast Track

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