Giving Appointments to Patients for Surgeries, and Scheduling Surgeries to Operating Rooms in a Day

  • Katta G. MurtyEmail author
  • Weidong Chen
  • Mary Goulet Duck
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 212)


Among several decision making problems in running the surgical suite in a hospital efficiently, this chapter considers three most important ones: allocating available operating room times to various departments, fixing surgery dates to incoming patients, and sequencing the various surgeries to be performed by a surgeon over the time of a day. We describe the approaches adopted to solve them to find efficient solutions.


Operating Room Idle Time Clock Time Post Anesthesia Care Unit First Come First Serve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katta G. Murty
    • 1
    Email author
  • Weidong Chen
    • 1
  • Mary Goulet Duck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Operation EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersAnn ArborUSA

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