This chapter presents application of multi-criteria mathematical programming models by integer and mixed-integer programming for optimal allocation of workers among supporting services in a hospital. The services include logistics, inventory management, financial management, operations management, medical analysis, etc. The optimality criteria of the problem are minimization of operational costs of supporting services subject to some specific constraints. The constraints represent specific conditions for resource allocation in a hospital. The overall problems are formulated as assignment models, where the decision variables represent the assignment of people to various jobs. Numerical examples are presented. Some computational results modeled on a real data from a hospital in Poland are reported.
This work has been partially supported by grant no. 6459/B/T02/2011/40 and by AGH.
Sawik, B. (2013), "Application of multi-criteria mathematical programming models for assignment of services in a hospital", Applications of Management Science (Applications of Management Science, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 39-53. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0276-8976(2013)0000016006Download as .RIS
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