A simulation of emergency rooms

Shaul P. Ladany, Efraim Turban

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for the planning and staffing of an emergency room in a hospital. The problem is to find the optimal number of service units (stations) and their staffing pattern under regular operating conditions and in a period of peak demand. Presented in a simulation model of a simplified case, which can be extended for more complicated situations. The simulation can facilitate planning, budgeting, decision-making, and managerial control by providing management with information about costs, waiting time of patients and idleness of facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Operations Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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