Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities

  • Maartje E.¬†Zonderland

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics book series (BRIEFSHEALTHCARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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About this book

Introduction

Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities provides a concise overview of the medical and mathematical aspects of appointment planning in healthcare. This SpringerBrief specifically focuses on outpatient clinics and diagnostic facilities. It begins by introducing the topic from a medical perspective, discussing the kinds of clinics and facilities that are out there, while exploring the appointment systems they use and the problems they face. Next, the mathematical aspects of appointment planning are examined, including Markov decision modelling, queueing theory, etc. Subsequently the book addresses implementation issues that may arise, whether they be technical, medical or cultural. Finally Appointment Planning in Outpatient Clinics and Diagnostic Facilities provides an outlook on the appointment systems of the future and what they will require as a consequence of current and future developments in the medical sector.

Keywords

Ambulatory Care Facilities Appointment Planning Diagnostic Facilities Healthcare Outpatient Clinics Queuing Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Maartje E.¬†Zonderland
    • 1
  1. 1.Zonderland Healthcare LogisticsLaag-SoerenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7451-8
  • Copyright Information The Author 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7450-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7451-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-1704
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1712
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