A cyclical nurse schedule using goal programming

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Abstract

Scheduling is a very tedious task in organizations where duty is around the clock. Constructing timetable for nurses in hospital is one of the challenging jobs for the head nurse or nurse manager. It requires a lot of time to spend for generating a good and fair timetable. Thus, in this study, we propose a cyclical nurse scheduling model using a 0-1 goal programming that would help the head nurse or nurse manager to have less effort on building new schedules periodically. The proposed model satisfies the stated hospital’s policies and the nurses’ preferences. The result obtained from this model gives an optimal solution where all goals are achieved. The model also provides an unbiased way of scheduling the nurses and thus leads to an overall higher satisfaction and fairness to the nurses and the hospital management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-164
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Mathematical and Fundamental Sciences
Volume43A
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Cyclical scheduling
  • Goal programming
  • Nurse scheduling

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A cyclical nurse schedule using goal programming. / Jenal, Ruzzakiah; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira; Yeun, Liong Choong; Oughalime, Ahmed.

In: Journal of Mathematical and Fundamental Sciences, Vol. 43A, No. 3, 2011, p. 151-164.

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