A survey of health care models that encompass multiple departments

P.T. Vanberkel, Richardus J. Boucherie, Elias W. Hans, Johann L. Hurink, Nelli Litvak

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In this survey we review quantitative health care models to illustrate the extent to which they encompass multiple hospital departments. The paper provides general overviews of the relationships that exists between major hospital departments and describes how these relationships are accounted for by researchers. We find the atomistic view of hospitals often taken by researchers is partially due to the ambiguity of patient care trajectories. To this end clinical pathways literature is reviewed to illustrate its potential for clarifying patient flows and for providing a holistic hospital perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)ISSN 1874-4850
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Publication series

PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
ISSN (Print)1874-4850


  • Operations Research
  • EWI-15762
  • METIS-260696
  • Clinical pathways
  • Health Care
  • Literature Review
  • IR-67545


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