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Optimal assignment of workers to supporting services in a hospital

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Supporting services play an important role in health care institutions such as hospitals. This paper presents an application of operations research model for optimal allocation of workers among supporting services in a public hospital. The services include logistics, inventory management, financial management, operations management, medical analysis, etc. The optimality criterion of the problem is to minimize operations costs of supporting services subject to some specific constraints. The constraints represent specific conditions for resource allocation in a hospital. The overall problem is formulated as an integer program in the literature known as the assignment problem, where the decision variables represent the assignment of people to various jobs. The results of some computational experiments modeled on a real data from a selected Polish hospital are reported.
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14
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4
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197-206
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published
1 - 1 - 2008
online
14 - 4 - 2009
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10013-008-0016-y
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