A queueing model of activities in an intensive care unit
2006
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics
3
17
277-288
Journal_Article
Intensive_Care_Units||Health_Facility_Size||Bed_Occupancy
Queueing_theory_Multiple_server_queue||Statistics_Distribution_comparison
Yes
No
Article Link
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