A Role for Operational Research in Health Care Planning and Management Teams
1978
J Oper Res Soc
7
29
633-641
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Yes
This paper describes a research team's effort in which a formal mathematical model played an integrating and coordinating role for a multidisciplinary team which included operational researchers, economists, nurses, social workers, social scientists and psychiatrists. It is an interpretative history of the OARS project, its development and results which emphasizes the role of the formal model in the conduct of the project.; ; This is an application of Operational Research to a significant social problem which also suggests an important role for Operational Researchers in Health Care Planning and M