Decision support tools for ambulance dispatch and relocation
2007 (English)In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, ISSN 0160-5682, Vol. 58, 195-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, the development of decision support tools for dynamic ambulance relocation and automatic ambulance dispatching is described. The ambulance dispatch problem is to choose which ambulance to send to a patient. The dynamic ambulance relocation problem occurs in the operational control of ambulances. The objective is to find new locations for some of the ambulances, to increase the preparedness in the area of responsibility. Preparedness is a way of evaluating the ability to serve potential patients with ambulances now and in the future. Computational tests using a simulation model show that the tools are beneficial in reducing the waiting periods for the patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 58, 195-201 p.
health, logistics, optimisation, simulation, heuristics
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17063DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602174OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17063DiVA: diva2:201526
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of the Operational Research Society. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Tobias Andersson Granberg and Peter Värbrand, Decision support tools for ambulance dispatch and relocation, 2007, Journal of the Operational Research Society, (58), 195-201.is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602174Copyright: Palgrave Macmillanhttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/pal/index.html2009-03-052009-03-042013-10-15Bibliographically approved