A queueing model of activities in an intensive care unit
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics
Griffiths, J. D. P.-L., N. ; Smithies, M. ; Williams, J. (2006). A queueing model of activities in an intensive care unit [Journal Article]. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 17(3), 277-288.
Activities in an intensive care unit (ICU) at a major teaching hospital are modelled by means of a queue-theoretic approach. Using data supplied by the ICU relating to the admissions process, the bed availability and the length of stay of patients, it was possible to fit theoretical distributions to the observed