Lecture19 - Lecture 19 Simulations: Ambulance Service...

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1 Lecture 19 Simulations: Ambulance Service Planning based on Shane G. Henderson 1 , A.J. Mason 2 Ambulance Service Planning: Simulation and Data Visualization, in Operations Research and Health Care, 2004. 1 Department of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University. 2 Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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2 Auckland Region: 6,059km² with population of 1,358,200 (about 33% of the country’s population). • How many ambulances should be employed and where should they be stationed? • What policies and procedures should be followed as calls for assistance are received in order to ensure rapid response to calls while obtaining quality information to allow appropriate dispatching? • Should ambulances be used for non-urgent patient transfers in addition to the usual emergency response function? • How should dispatching decisions be made when multiple vehicles are available for dispatch? difficult policy questions related to operation of the service
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3 Ambulance planning problems Solution to these problems require careful balancing of political, economic and medical objectives. BARTSIM
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