International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Operations Research and Health Care

A Handbook of Methods and Applications

Editors: Brandeau, Margaret L., Sainfort, Francois, Pierskalla, William P. (Eds.)

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In both rich and poor nations, public resources for health care are inadequate to meet demand. Policy makers and health care providers must determine how to provide the most effective health care to citizens using the limited resources that are available. This chapter describes current and future challenges in the delivery of health care, and outlines the role that operations research (OR) models can play in helping to solve those problems. The chapter concludes with an overview of this book – its intended audience, the areas covered, and a description of the subsequent chapters. KEY WORDS Health care delivery, Health care planning HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES 3 1.1 WORLDWIDE HEALTH: THE PAST 50 YEARS Human health has improved significantly in the last 50 years. In 1950, global life expectancy was 46 years [1]. That figure rose to 61 years by 1980 and to 67 years by 1998 [2]. Much of these gains occurred in low- and middle-income countries, and were due in large part to improved nutrition and sanitation, medical innovations, and improvements in public health infrastructure.

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"The three editors … aim this book at a broad audience that includes OR practitioners and researchers with interests in healthcare, as well as healthcare practitioners. The editors set out in this book to provide a comprehensive reference on the applicability of operations research techniques, tools and theories to a wide range of issues and problems in healthcare. … it is worthwhile to have a copy in the library as a useful reference to the many ways that OR could be applied in healthcare." (T Burgess, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Operations Research and Health Care
Book Subtitle
A Handbook of Methods and Applications
Editors
  • Margaret L. Brandeau
  • Francois Sainfort
  • William P. Pierskalla
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
70
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8066-1
DOI
10.1007/b106574
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7629-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8465-7
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 874
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