This chapter provides a summary of the planning and scheduling decisions for outpatient procedure centers. A summary and background of outpatient procedure centers and their operations is provided along with the challenges faced by managers. Planning and scheduling decisions are discussed and categorized as either long-or short-term decisions. Examples and results are drawn from the literature along with important factors that influence planning and scheduling decisions. A summary of open challenges for the operations research community is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Series in Operations Research and Management Science|
|Publisher||Springer New York LLC|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 2012|
|Name||International Series in Operations Research and Management Science|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project was funded in part by the National Science Foundation under grant CMMI-0844511.
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