International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management

Methods and Applications

Editors: Denton, Brian T. (Ed.)

  • Presents the state of the art in the full breadth of health care operations management
  • The single most comprehensive source of information in the field
  • Editor and contributors are among the most prominent names in healthcare OR and OM
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From the Preface:

Collectively, the chapters in this book address application domains including inpatient and outpatient services, public health networks, supply chain management, and resource constrained settings in developing countries. Many of the chapters provide specific examples or case studies illustrating the applications of operations research methods across the globe, including Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Chapters 1-4 review operations research methods that are most commonly applied to health care operations management including: queuing, simulation, and mathematical programming.  Chapters 5-7 address challenges related to inpatient services in hospitals such as surgery, intensive care units, and hospital wards. Chapters 8-10 cover outpatient services, the fastest growing part of many health systems, and describe operations research models for primary and specialty care services, and how to plan for patient no-shows. Chapters 12 – 16 cover topics related to the broader integration of health services in the context of public health, including optimizing the location of emergency vehicles, planning for mass vaccination events, and the coordination among different parts of a health system. Chapters 17-18 address supply chain management within hospitals, with a focus on pharmaceutical supply management, and the challenges of managing inventory for nursing units. Finally, Chapters 19-20 provide examples of important and emerging research in the realm of humanitarian logistics.

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From the reviews:

“The book offers insights for researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines, including engineering, public health, business, and clinical disciplines such as medicine, pharmacy, and nursing. Furthermore, healthcare financial professionals should find many chapters useful in their work to improve organizational outcomes. … This handbook provides a high-quality survey of the literature in operations management and research in healthcare. … Finally, it is an important reference to include in libraries at institutions with courses on operational efficiency and supply chain management.” (Patrick Albert Palmieri, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Improving Access to Healthcare: Models of Adaptive Behavior

    Chan, Carri W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Queueing Models for Healthcare Operations

    Gupta, Diwakar

    Pages 19-44

  • Applications of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation to Healthcare Operations Management

    Barnes, Sean (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

  • Optimization in Healthcare Delivery Modeling: Methods and Applications

    Batun, Sakine (et al.)

    Pages 75-119

  • Operating Room Planning and Scheduling

    Demeulemeester, Erik (et al.)

    Pages 121-152

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eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5885-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5884-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management
Book Subtitle
Methods and Applications
Editors
  • Brian T. Denton
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
184
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5885-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5885-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5884-5
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 536
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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