Application of semi-Markov processes to health care planning: a model to study the flow of patients following the dialysis-transplantation plan

  • R. Polesel
  • G. Romanin-Jacur


Among the applications of Operations Research in medicine and health care, those aiming at a good utilization of available facilities are particularly important. In this context a major problem is in forecasting future care-needs for a given pathology in a given geographical area, in order to compare the present resources with those which are expected to be required in the future, and to act accordingly (see, e.g., Boldy, 1981).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Polesel
    • 1
  • G. Romanin-Jacur
    • 2
  1. 1.Seminario MatematicoUniversità di PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Elettrotecnica e di ElettronicaUniversità di Padova and LADSEB-CNRItaly

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