• Recognize the concept of resource allocation in health care organizations.
• Describe linear programming methodology and its use for allocation in health care facilities.
• Recognize the difference in applications of maximization and minimization problems.
• Recognize the use of integer linear programming in staff scheduling.
Among the frequent operational problems in health care are resource allocation, service mix, scheduling, and assignment. Linear programming (LP) is an excellent tool to apply to those problems. In practice, software for nurse scheduling and operating room scheduling, empowered by linear programming and its extensions such as integer programming, provides optimal resource ...