A Two-Stage Approach for Resource Allocation and Surgery Scheduling With Assistant Surgeons

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Author(s)

  • Jin WANG
  • Xin LI
  • Jing CHU
  • Kwok-Leung TSUI

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9028208
Pages (from-to)49487-49496
Journal / PublicationIEEE Access
Volume8
Online published9 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Abstract

The high costs of operating rooms (ORs) make surgery scheduling decisions critical for hospitals, which refer to resource allocations and determining the start time of each surgery. We take into account an important issue that could affect surgery scheduling decisions, ie., assistant surgeons. The operating room scheduling problem is considered as a two-stage problem. The first stage refers to resource allocations, including allocating surgeries into ORs and assigning assistant surgeons to surgeries, while the start time of each surgery is determined in the second stage. The robustness of the model is considered in a tractable way. We develop a bound-based algorithm to solve the model with the objective of minimising the total cost in the two stages. Numerical studies show the good performances of the proposed algorithm. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to examine the effects of the key parameters. An easy-to-implement policy for decisions in the first stage is inspired by the results of the experiments.

Research Area(s)

  • Surgery, Resource management, Scheduling, Optimization, Numerical models, Linear programming, Robustness, Assistant surgeon, mixed integer programming, surgery scheduling, two-stage approach, OPERATING-ROOMS, ROBUST

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A Two-Stage Approach for Resource Allocation and Surgery Scheduling With Assistant Surgeons. / WANG, Jin; LI, Xin; CHU, Jing; TSUI, Kwok-Leung.

In: IEEE Access, Vol. 8, 9028208, 2020, p. 49487-49496.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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