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Operations Research Perspectives on Patient Flow and Capacity Management

by Michael W. Carter

Michael Carter works at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and is Director of the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering. Since 1989, his research focus has been in the area of health care resource modeling with a variety of projects in hospitals, home care, rehab, long-term care, medical labs and mental health institutions. He is also an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. In his presentation, Professor Carter discussed how operations research can provide unique perspectives on flow management in health care.

Release Date: 30 Apr 2009
Number of pages: 34
Document number: 51266