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An Adaptive Nurse Home Care Scheduling System

Applications of Management Science

ISBN: 978-1-78441-211-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-210-4

ISSN: 0276-8976

Publication date: 3 February 2015

Abstract

A nurse home care scheduling system is described. The objective is to provide medical care at patients’ homes using the fewest number of nurses possible to deliver the required care. The heuristic scheduling system is easy to implement as a computerized adaptive system. As such, it is easy to use on a daily basis and easy to update as new data related to completed treatment and new requests are obtained. A case study illustrates the advantages of implementing such a system.

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Levary, R. (2015), "An Adaptive Nurse Home Care Scheduling System", Applications of Management Science (Applications of Management Science, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 149-161. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0276-897620140000017010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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