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The Impact of Incorporating Nurse-Specific Characteristics in a Cyclical Scheduling Approach

B. Maenhout () and Mario Vanhoucke

Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium from Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract: Nursing staff is principally cyclically scheduled in various hospitals in Belgium. The employed cyclic schedules embody, however, only a weak reflection of the ultimate nurse rosters constructed for a specific month. In this paper we investigate the benefits of integrating nurse-specific characteristics in the cyclic scheduling approach. Moreover, we analyze to what extent these characteristics should be incorporated and compare this approach with a general and more robust cyclical scheduling approach and the flexible acyclical rostering of nursing personnel.

Keywords: Manpower planning; Healthcare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-01
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