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Fall 2013 Seminar Series

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
FALL 2013 SEMINAR SERIES

DATE: 9/26/2013
LOCATION: E51-335
TIME: 4:15pm
Reception immediately following

SPEAKER:
Jim Dai

TITLE
A Stochastic Model and Two-Time-Scale Analysis for Hospital Inpatient Flow Management

ABSTRACT
Abstract: After being treated in an emergency department, a patient's waiting time for admission to inpatient wards depends on time of the day, and can be excessively long when the patient's bed-request is in the morning. I will promote a stochastic network model that is based on an extensive empirical study and present a two-time-scale approach to analyzing such a model. This analysis allows one to evaluate strategies such as inpatient discharge timing and overflow policies on the time-dependent waiting time statistics.

 

This talk is based on joint work with Pengyi Shi.


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