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Developing An Automated Forecasting Framework For Predicting Operation Room Block Time, Azad Sadr Haghighi Jan 2015

Developing An Automated Forecasting Framework For Predicting Operation Room Block Time, Azad Sadr Haghighi

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Operating rooms are the most important part of the hospitals, since they have highest influence on financial state of the hospital. Because of high uncertainty in surgery cases demands and their durations, the scheduling of the surgeries becomes a very challenging and critical issue in hospitals. One of the most common approaches to overcome this uncertainty is applying block times which is the time intervals allocated to surgery groups in the hospital. Assigning sufficient amount of the time to each block, is very important, since overestimating lead to wasting resources and on the other hand underestimation causes the overtime staffing ...