An Adaptive Strategy for Wait Time Management

Li Tao, Jiming Liu

Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapter


Healthcare service managers often consider how to improve service management behavior to better service performance. Commonly-faced problems include how to allocate time blocks of operating rooms (ORs) for patients who have different levels of urgency and how to schedule patients so as to shorten wait times. In this chapter, we discuss how to design adaptive strategies for time block allocations in ORs with the aim of improving service performance with respect to unpredictable patient arrivals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthcare Service Management: A Data-Driven Systems Approach
EditorsLi Tao, Jiming Liu
PublisherSpringer Cham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030153854
ISBN (Print)9783030153830
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019

Publication series

NameHealth Information Science
ISSN (Print)2366-0988
ISSN (Electronic)2366-0996


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