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Title: A study on patient satisfaction in a batch allocation environment
Authors: Ma, Xiaoqian
Yin, Ranran
Anshu Garodia
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::Operations management::Supply chain management
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the queuing problem in Singapore’s healthcare system and increase patient satisfaction by improving their queuing experience. This paper investigates the impact of waiting time and serving order of patients on their satisfaction as well as the relationship between batch size and the two factors. For this purpose, existing published materials were studied to identify candidates for significant factors, after which information was collected from two sources. First, faceto- face interviews were conducted with the doctors and staff at the NTU Clinic to understand the current situation and strategies implemented. Second, a survey was conducted in Nanyang Technological University. Based on the survey results, a simulation was run to find the optimal value of batch size to minimize the operation and reneging cost of the clinic as well as the opportunity cost of the patients.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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