Operations Research Applications in Health Care Management

  • Cengiz Kahraman
  • Y. Ilker Topcu

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 262)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Serhat Tüzün, Y. Ilker Topcu
      Pages 3-21
    3. Sezi Cevik Onar, Basar Oztaysi, Cengiz Kahraman
      Pages 23-51
  3. Medical Units in Hospital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Davide Duma, Roberto Aringhieri
      Pages 55-79
    3. Cátia M. Salgado, Susana M. Vieira, João M. C. Sousa
      Pages 81-99
    4. N. M. van de Vrugt, A. J. Schneider, M. E. Zonderland, D. A. Stanford, R. J. Boucherie
      Pages 101-137
  4. Care Process: Preparedness

  5. Care Process: Precaution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Sahar Ahmadvand, Mir Saman Pishvaee
      Pages 211-240
    3. Ali Ekici, Okan Örsan Özener, Elvin Çoban
      Pages 241-266
    4. Nafiseh Shamsi G., S. Ali Torabi
      Pages 267-294
  6. Care Process: Diagnosis and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Evrim Didem Güneş, E. Lerzan Örmeci
      Pages 297-325
    3. Simone A. Ludwig, Stjepan Picek, Domagoj Jakobovic
      Pages 327-347
  7. Care Process: Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Peter Wanke, Emel Aktas
      Pages 351-377
    3. Gokhan Kirlik, Serpil Sayın, Hao Howard Zhang
      Pages 379-392
  8. Medical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. S. M. Gholami-Zanjani, M. S. Pishvaee, S. Ali Torabi
      Pages 395-421
    3. I. Burak Parlak, A. Cağrı Tolga
      Pages 423-460
    4. Abbas Ahmadi, Mohammad Mousazadeh, S. Ali Torabi, Mir Saman Pishvaee
      Pages 461-491
  9. Health Care Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. John Pastor Ansah, Victoria Koh, Steffen Bayer, Paul Harper, David Matchar
      Pages 515-541
    3. S. Ali Torabi, Shirin Haddad Pour, Nafiseh Shamsi G.
      Pages 543-568
    4. Abbas Ahmadi, Mir Saman Pishvaee, S. Ali Torabi
      Pages 569-598
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 599-604

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive reference guide to operations research theory and applications in health care systems. It provides readers with all the necessary tools for solving health care problems. The respective chapters, written by prominent researchers, explain a wealth of both basic and advanced concepts of operations research for the management of operating rooms, intensive care units, supply chain, emergency medical service, human resources, lean health care, and procurement. To foster a better understanding, the chapters include relevant examples or case studies. Taken together, they form an excellent reference guide for researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students pursuing research on health care management problems. The book presents a dynamic snapshot on the field that is expected to stimulate new directions and stimulate new ideas and developments.


Capacity Planning Health Care Management Health Informatics Hospital Scheduling Medical Delivery PDPTM Care Process Supply Chain Management Telemedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Cengiz Kahraman
    • 1
  • Y. Ilker Topcu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityMackaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityMackaTurkey

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