Stochastic integer programming based algorithms for adaptable open block surgery scheduling

We develop algorithms for adaptable schedule problems with patient waiting time, surgeon waiting time, OR idle time and overtime costs. Open block surgery scheduling of multiple surgeons operating in multiple operating rooms (ORs) motivates the work. We investigate creating an “adaptable” schedule of surgeries under knowledge that this schedule will change (be rescheduled) during execution … Read more

Stochastic Sequencing of Surgeries for a Single Surgeon Operating in Parallel Operating Rooms

We develop algorithms for a stochastic two-machine single-server sequencing problem with waiting time, idle time and overtime costs. Scheduling surgeries for a single surgeon operating in two parallel operating rooms (ORs) motivates the work. The basic idea is that staff perform cleanup and setup in one OR while the surgeon is operating in the other. … Read more