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Lexicographic Approach to Health Care Optimization

Applications of Management Science

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

Publication date: 3 February 2015


This chapter presents two optimization multicriteria models (bi and triple objective) using a lexicographic approach. Solved models are formulated as assignment of workers to different jobs or services of a real hospital, taking into account the available budget and requirements of each job. Presented problems have been solved using AMPL programming language with solver CPLEX v9.1, with the use of branch and bound method for mixed integer mathematical programming.




This work has been partially supported by NCN grant # 6459/B/T02/2011/40 and by AGH. The author is grateful to two anonymous reviewers for their comments. The author would like to express his thanks to Erasmus student Uxue Tornos Sola from Public University of Navarre at Pamplona, Spain, who during her stay at AGH University of Science & Technology at Kraków, Poland helped in preparing tables, graphs, and some analyses of results presented in this chapter.


Sawik, B. (2015), "Lexicographic Approach to Health Care Optimization", Applications of Management Science (Applications of Management Science, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-201.



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