Optimal outpatient appointment scheduling
Guido Kaandorp and
Ger Koole ()
Health Care Management Science, 2007, vol. 10, issue 3, 217-229
In this paper optimal outpatient appointment scheduling is studied. A local search procedure is derived that converges to the optimal schedule with a weighted average of expected waiting times of patients, idle time of the doctor and tardiness (lateness) as objective. No-shows are allowed to happen. For certain combinations of parameters the well-known Bailey-Welch rule is found to be the optimal appointment schedule. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
Keywords: Patient scheduling; Health care; Local search; Multimodularity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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