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  • Mount Sinai Hospital uses integer programming to allocate operating room time 

    Blake, J. T., and J. Donald. 2002. "Mount Sinai Hospital uses integer programming to allocate operating room time." Interfaces 32(2): 63-73.
    An integer-programming model and a post-solution heuristic allocates operating room time to the five surgical divisions at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. The hospital has used this approach for several years and credits ...
  • A goal programming approach to strategic resource allocation in acute care hospitals 

    Blake, J. T., and M. W. Carter. 2002. "A goal programming approach to strategic resource allocation in acute care hospitals." European Journal of Operational Research 140(3): 541-61.
    Describes a methodology for allocating resources in hospitals. The methodology uses two linear goal-programming models. One model sets case mix and volume for physicians, while holding service costs fixed; the other ...