Duty Rostering for Physicians at a Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

  • This paper presents a case study of duty rostering for physicians at a department of orthopedics and trauma surgery. We provide a detailed description of the rostering problem faced and present an integer programming model that has been used in practice for creating duty rosters at the department for more than a year. Using real world data, we compare the model output to a manually generated roster as used previously by the department and analyze the quality of the rosters generated by the model over a longer time span. Moreover, we demonstrate how unforeseen events such as absences of scheduled physicians are handled.

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Author:Clemens Thielen
Serie (Series number):Report in Wirtschaftsmathematik (WIMA Report) (164)
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2017/12/03
Year of Publication:2017
Publishing Institute:Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2017/12/04
Tag:integer programming; personnel scheduling; physicians; rostering
Number of page:36
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Mathematik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)