Accession Number : AD0787080

Title :   A Hierarchical Framework for Hospital Planning and Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Golovin,Jonathan J.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : While there has been a plethora of articles on planning and control systems for hospitals, none have adequately considered the entire hospital as a holistic system. This paper attempts to analyze what general features are desirable in a planning and control system for hospital use, what specific models are available, under what circumstances they would be applicable, what models are not available, and what are the major issues of implementation. It presents a new taxonomy of hospital systems and a hierarchical framework for such systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hospitals, *Management planning and control, Scheduling, Operations research, Models, Medical services, Naval research, Manpower utilization, Simulation

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE