A volatility-portfolio approach to scheduling operating rooms

Research output: Working paperScientific


We apply volatility portfolio theory to scheduling of surgical operating rooms at a university hospital. Arriving patients are classified by urgency, with urgent surgeries allocated to available capacity each day. Less urgent surgeries are then scheduled in the remaining capacity. Throughput and utilization increase, and patient waiting time is decreased.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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