Exploring new operational research opportunities within the Home Care context: the chemotherapy at home

Chahed, Salma and Marcon, Eric and Sahin, Evren and Feillet, Dominique and Dallery, Yves (2009) Exploring new operational research opportunities within the Home Care context: the chemotherapy at home. Health Care Management Science, 12 (2). pp. 179-191. ISSN 1386-9620

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10729-009-9099-6

Abstract

Home Care (HC) services provide complex and coordinated medical and paramedical care to patients at their homes. As health care services move into the home setting, the need for developing innovative approaches that improve the efficiency of home care organizations increases. We first conduct a literature review of investigations dealing with operation planning within the area of home care management. We then address a particular issue dealing with the planning of operations related to chemotherapy at home as it is an emergent problem in the French context. Our interest is focused on issues specific to the anti-cancer drug supply chain. We identify various models that can be developed and analyze one of them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 08:12
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 08:12
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/6879

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