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Title: Surgical scheduling with simultaneous employment of specialised human resources.
Authors: Silva, Thiago Augusto de Oliveira
Souza, Maurício Cardoso de
Saldanha, Rodney Rezende
Burke, Edmund K.
Keywords: Surgical scheduling
Mathematical modelling
Relax and fix heuristics
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: SILVA, T. A. de O. et al. Surgical scheduling with simultaneous employment of specialised human resources. European Journal of Operational Research, v. 245, p. 719-730, 2015. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2016.
Abstract: Surgical scheduling is a challenging problem faced by hospital managers. It is subject to a wide range of constraints depending upon the particular situation within any given hospital. We deal with the simultaneous employment of specialised human resources, which must be assigned to surgeries according to their skills as well as the time windows of the staff. A particular feature is that they can be assigned to two surgeries simultaneously if the rooms are compatible. The objective is to maximise the use of the operating rooms. We propose an integer model and integer programming based heuristics to address the problem. Computational experiments were conducted on a number of scenarios inspired by real data to cover different practical problem solving situations. Numerical results show that relaxations provide tight upper bounds, and relax-and-fix heuristics are successful in finding optimal or near optimal solutions.
ISSN: 0377-2217
metadata.dc.rights.license: O periódico European Journal of Operational Research concede permissão para depósito deste artigo no Repositório Institucional da UFOP. Número da licença: 3914201295289.
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