A Model to Support Radiographic Equipment Allocation Decisions
1978
J Oper Res Soc
3
29
205-214
No
No
Our highly complex and increasingly expensive health service systems require management and planning on an area-wide or regional level. In this paper a medical resources allocation decisionmaking aid which is explicitly attuned to the needs of a regional planning body is described. Specifically, a linear programming production model of a diagnostic radiology department is presented. This model was developed to support the radiographic equipment allocation decisions of the Quebec Ministry of Social Affairs.; ; The outstanding advantage of this approach in terms of implementation is its conceptual simplicity. In particular, the model is merely a multi-dimensiona