OR Essentials

Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare: Volume 1

Editors: Mustafee, Navonil (Ed.)

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This book presents a collection of studies that have applied analytical methods to improve preparedness, planning, and a faster response to A&E and public health emergencies like epidemic and disease outbreak. It explores the application of quantitative Operational Research techniques such as Mathematical Modelling and Optimization, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Multiple-Criteria Decision Analysis, Discrete-event Simulation, Data Mining, and Bayesian Decision Models. These techniques have been used for better management of emergency care, including first responders, ambulance services, A&E departments, and mass immunisation centres. This volume focuses on planning at the operational level whereas volume 2 focuses mainly on planning at the strategic level. The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the highly respected journals of the Operational Research Society, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

About the authors

Navonil Mustafee is Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Exeter Business School. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on healthcare modelling and simulation and has worked with the NHS in Wales and England on a number of capacity management studies which have used Operations Research techniques. Currently, he is engaged in collaborative studies with the Horizon Institute at Torbay Hospital. More widely, his research interests include simulation methodology (e.g. hybrid simulation, mix of soft-hard OR), parallel and distributed simulation, and bibliometric analysis of research domains.

He has authored close to 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals, conferences and chapters in books, and has co-edited one conference proceedings (UKORS OR55 conference). He is Associate Editor for Simulation (the transactions of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International) and the Journal of Simulation (a publication of the UK OR society), and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He has served as the program co-chair for the UK OR Society's 2013 annual conference (OR55) and program chair for the Spring Simulation Multi-conference 2014 (SpringSim14). He is conference vice-general chair for SpringSim15 and co-program chair for the 2015 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • A Synthesis of Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare through the Triple Lens of Technique-Domain-Context

    Mustafee, N.

    Pages 1-11

  • Locating Emergency Services with Different Priorities: The Priority Queuing Covering Location Problem

    Silva, F. (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

  • Decision Support Tools for Ambulance Dispatch and Relocation

    Andersson, T. (et al.)

    Pages 36-51

  • A Study of Situationally Aware Routing for Emergency Responders

    Henchey, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 52-82

  • Multi-Criteria Approach Using Simulation-Based Balanced Scorecard for Supporting Decisions in Health-care Facilities: An Emergency Department Case Study

    Abo-Hamad, W. (et al.)

    Pages 85-118

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare: Volume 1
Editors
  • Navonil Mustafee
Series Title
OR Essentials
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53569-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137535696
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53567-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 378
Topics