Abstract

This study investigates the expected service performance associated with a proposal to reallocate resources from a centralized chemotherapy department to a breast cancer focused factory. Using a slotted queueing model we show that a decrease in performance is expected and calculate the amount of additional resources required to offset these losses. The model relies solely on typical outpatient scheduling system data, making the methodology easy to replicate in other outpatient clinic settings. Finally, the paper highlights important factors to consider when assigning capacity to focused factories. These considerations are generally relevant to other resource allocation decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th Meeting of the European Group on Operations Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS)
EditorsJ. Blake, M. Carter
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherEURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, ORAHS
Pages152-164
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-0-9866179-0-4
StatePublished - 2010

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Factory
Chemotherapy
Resource allocation
Breast cancer
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Keywords

  • METIS-260688
  • Focused Factory
  • IR-72525
  • Chemotherapy
  • MSC-65C99
  • Resource Allocation
  • Slotted Queueing Model
  • EWI-18285
  • MSC-60K25
  • Capacity Planning

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Vanberkel, P. T., Boucherie, R. J., Hans, E. W., Hurink, J. L., Litvak, N., van Lent, W. A. M., ... van Harten, W. H. (2010). Reallocating resources to focused factories: a case study in chemotherapy. In J. Blake, & M. Carter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the European Group on Operations Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) (pp. 152-164). Toronto: EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, ORAHS.

Vanberkel, P.T.; Boucherie, Richardus J.; Hans, Elias W.; Hurink, Johann L.; Litvak, Nelli; van Lent, W.A.M.; van Harten, Willem H.; van Harten, Wim H. / Reallocating resources to focused factories: a case study in chemotherapy.

Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the European Group on Operations Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS). ed. / J. Blake; M. Carter. Toronto : EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, ORAHS, 2010. p. 152-164.

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Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the European Group on Operations Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS). ed. / J. Blake; M. Carter. Toronto : EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, ORAHS, 2010. p. 152-164.

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Vanberkel PT, Boucherie RJ, Hans EW, Hurink JL, Litvak N, van Lent WAM et al. Reallocating resources to focused factories: a case study in chemotherapy. In Blake J, Carter M, editors, Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the European Group on Operations Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS). Toronto: EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, ORAHS. 2010. p. 152-164.