Emergency Medical Service is one of the most important health care services as it plays a vital role in saving people's lives and reducing the rate of mortality and morbidity. A peak of emergency demand can determine overcrowding at the emergency department. In this operative context, a challenge is the definition of proper real-time dispatching, routing and redeployment policies (DRRP) in such a way to maximize the number of emergency requests served within a time threshold, and to minimize the waiting times. The contribution of this paper is twofold. The former is a simulation model capable to deal with the real-time management of the ambulances, and to generate new ad hoc instances. The latter is a set of simple online algorithms to implement several DRRP. An extensive comparison among different DRRP is also provided.

A simulation and online optimization approach for the real-time management of ambulances

Duma D.
2019

Abstract

Emergency Medical Service is one of the most important health care services as it plays a vital role in saving people's lives and reducing the rate of mortality and morbidity. A peak of emergency demand can determine overcrowding at the emergency department. In this operative context, a challenge is the definition of proper real-time dispatching, routing and redeployment policies (DRRP) in such a way to maximize the number of emergency requests served within a time threshold, and to minimize the waiting times. The contribution of this paper is twofold. The former is a simulation model capable to deal with the real-time management of the ambulances, and to generate new ad hoc instances. The latter is a set of simple online algorithms to implement several DRRP. An extensive comparison among different DRRP is also provided.
978-1-5386-6572-5
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11571/1440738
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 6
social impact