A simulation-based framework to schedule surgeries in an eye hospital
2014
IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering
4
4
191-208
No
No
In this article, we propose heuristics to schedule surgeries in a German Eye hospital on a daily basis. We are interested in reducing the waiting time of the patients and in increasing the utilization of the operating rooms (OR). The sum of the overtime of the staff and the time where the ORs are not utilized for surgeries are used as a surrogate measure for OR utilization. A Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II) that uses a random key representation for the schedules is proposed to solve heuristically this scheduling problem. The NSGA-II approach is hybridized with a local search approach. Discrete-event si