The influence of rostering systems on personnel satisfication and quality of care: an optimisation appraoch

01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Statistics and numerical methods
  • Social sciences
    • Business administration and accounting
    • Management
health care scheduling resource management optimisation
Project description

The aim of the project is the design of exact and heuristic methods for personnel and patient scheduling in hospitals. Taking the complexity and size into account, we will rely upon meta-heuristic optimisation procedures, such as simulated annealing and electromagnetism. The research aims at the development of a decision-support system that acts as a simulation tool to optimally balance between quality of care (patient point-of-view) and personnel satisfaction (hospital resources point-of-view).