SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics

Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities

Authors: Zonderland, Maartje E.

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Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities provides a concise overview of the medical and mathematical aspects of appointment planning in healthcare. This SpringerBrief specifically focuses on outpatient clinics and diagnostic facilities. It begins by introducing the topic from a medical perspective, discussing the kinds of clinics and facilities that are out there, while exploring the appointment systems they use and the problems they face. Next, the mathematical aspects of appointment planning are examined, including Markov decision modelling, queueing theory, etc. Subsequently the book addresses implementation issues that may arise, whether they be technical, medical or cultural. Finally Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities provides an outlook on the appointment systems of the future and what they will require as a consequence of current and future developments in the medical sector.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zonderland, Maartje E.

    Pages 1-7

  • Mathematical Models for Appointment Planning

    Zonderland, Maartje E.

    Pages 9-12

  • Basic Queuing Theory

    Zonderland, Maartje E.

    Pages 13-26

  • Access Time and Waiting List Management

    Zonderland, Maartje E.

    Pages 27-32

  • Scheduling Appointment Slots

    Zonderland, Maartje E.

    Pages 33-35

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7451-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7450-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7451-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7451-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7450-1
Series ISSN
2193-1704
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 50
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics