A simulation of allocation of doctors to shifts in an emergency treatment room.

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Keywords: Emergency, waiting – time, queue – size, arrival – rate, shift.

Abstract



This paper modifies Vassilacopoulos approach of solving problem of allocating doctors to shifts in Accident and Emergency Department of Hospitals by assuming that the feasible solution of the problem can be obtained if number of available doctor hours after a doctor has been assigned per hour of the week is proportional to the average of the lengths of the shifts for the week. A computer program is developed to solve a dynamic programming problem of allocating doctors, the optimal solution of which provides solution to another dynamic programming problem of allocating doctors to shifts.

Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Volume , No 1 January (2001) pp. 199-200

KEY WORDS:

Emergency, waiting – time, queue – size, arrival – rate, shift.
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