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Capacity Planning

Worthington, David and Utley, Martin (2012) Capacity Planning. In: Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science . Springer, New York, pp. 11-30. ISBN 9781461417330

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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss some of the modeling methods available for use by health care organizations in determining the level of resources to make available for the delivery of a service or a set of services. We focus mainly on the insights available from different forms of queuing model but discuss also the role of simulation modeling. We then outline the challenges faced in populating capacity planning models with appropriate parameter estimates before closing with some remarks on the non-technical, cultural barriers to effective capacity planning.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 53536
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2012 11:32
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53536

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