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It's time for a change to better utilize resources in healthcare

Abstract

To manage the rapid increase of hospital patients, there is an immediate need to improve efficiency of resource utilisation in healthcare. Adopting and applying traditional Operational Research techniques such as optimization is probably the most potent instrument to do this. However, to create a significant impact we need to dissolve the traditional problem partitions – formed by the limitation in processing power, outdated methods, and manual practice. Over the years, a substantial increase in processing power with significant improved methods has taken place. Still, the old partitions remain. We argue that it is high time to move to a more efficient partition that supports a better resource utilisation.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 219335

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics
  • ODISEE

Year

2013

Published in

Lecture Notes in Management Science

ISSN

2008-0050

Volume

5

Page(s)

167 - 173

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