Title

A Control Engineering Framework for Managing Whole Hospital Occupancy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2012

Abstract

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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DOI

10.1016/j.mcm.2011.10.018

Source Publication

Mathematical and Computer Modelling

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