Goal programming based master plan for cyclical nurse scheduling

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Abstract

Constructing timetable for nurses in hospital is a challenging job for the head nurse or nurse manager as the task is done repeatedly for every specified period. It requires a lot of time and effort for generating a good and fair timetable. In order to overcome the problem, a cyclical nurse schedule using a 0-1 goal programming is proposed. The timetable will be the master plan that would help the head nurse or nurse manager to schedule the nurses in a yearly basis. The proposed model has also managed to satisfy the hospital's policies and the nurses' preferences. The model has provided an unbiased schedule and thus leads to an overall satisfaction and fairness to the nurses. The developed model has been solved using LINGO software and the result is found to be better compared to the present method used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Cyclical Schedule
  • Goal Programming
  • Mathematical Model
  • Nurse Scheduling

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  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Goal programming based master plan for cyclical nurse scheduling. / Ismail, Wan Rosmanira; Jenal, Ruzzakiah; Hamdan, Nur Asyikin.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2012, p. 499-504.

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