An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mohammed Hadwan, Masri Ayob

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Abstract

The Nurse Rostering Problem (NRP) is a task of assigning duties fairly among available nurses at healthcare organizations for specific periods of time defined as shifts. NRP belongs to NP-hard problems for which an optimal solution is difficult to be obtained. This paper reports on the practical nurse rostering problem and issues at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM). A survey (questionnaire and interviews) was conducted and used as the main tool for gathering primary data concerning the nurses' preferences and other constraints. Furthermore, policy maker views were collected and analyzed. The results identified the majority of rostering problems that the nurses are currently facing at HUKM. The results further revealed that the underlying need for developing an automated fair nurse roster is increasingly becoming critical. Based upon the results, a mathematical model for HUKM nurse rostering problem was formulated. A new objective function was also presented to cope with such a real world problem. Additionally, a new dataset for HUKM was gathered which is readily available for future researches and studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009
Pages100-107
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009 - Bangi, Selangor
Duration: 27 Oct 200928 Oct 2009

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Other2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009
CityBangi, Selangor
Period27/10/0928/10/09

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Keywords

  • Nurse rostering
  • Optimization
  • Real world problem
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software

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Hadwan, M., & Ayob, M. (2009). An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In 2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009 (pp. 100-107). [5341903] https://doi.org/10.1109/DMO.2009.5341903

An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. / Hadwan, Mohammed; Ayob, Masri.

2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009. 2009. p. 100-107 5341903.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hadwan, M & Ayob, M 2009, An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. in 2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009., 5341903, pp. 100-107, 2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009, Bangi, Selangor, 27/10/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/DMO.2009.5341903
Hadwan M, Ayob M. An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In 2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009. 2009. p. 100-107. 5341903 https://doi.org/10.1109/DMO.2009.5341903
Hadwan, Mohammed ; Ayob, Masri. / An exploration study of nurse rostering practice at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 2009 2nd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, DMO 2009. 2009. pp. 100-107
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