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Nurse Scheduling: A Mathematical Programming Application at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Dallas, TX.

(J. H. Shallenburger, Michael J. Christ, Courtney G. Hancock, 1990)

Nurse scheduling is a difficult management process which involves fulfilling hospital requirements and minimizing costs while adhering to the needs and desires of the nurses. This project examines an integer programming and network flow approach to the problem of nurse scheduling using MPS and OPTNET. We have shown, using 45 test schedules and six nurses, that this approach does work and assigns good sets of schedules quickly and easily.

Richard S. Barr
Fri Feb 17 16:09:51 CST 2006