A Control Engineering Framework for Managing Whole Hospital Occupancy
As factors such as population growth, nation-wide closure of hospitals, and an aging population combine to strain the healthcare system of the United States (US), the demand for better resource and capacity planning increases. This paper proposes a five-step methodology to model and control whole hospital occupancy. The hospital system is viewed using a continuous-time, fluid tank analogy.
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Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Roche, K. T., Rivera, D. E., & Cochran, J. K. (2012). A control engineering framework for managing whole hospital occupancy. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 55(3–4), 1401–1417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcm.2011.10.018