Optimal Allocation of Hospital Beds - A Mathematical Programming Approach (Case Study of Public Hospital in Ghana)

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This thesis provides application of a queuing theory and goal programming combination model to aid in the reallocation of beds in a public hospital in Ghana. The adoption of queuing theory and goal programming gives us a clear objective or target of this study. The queuing theory was able to determine the optimal number of beds required in each department or wards and successfully ensured that no patient is turned away from the wards and no loss of income generation to the hospital. Outcome from queuing theory are used to construct a multiobjective decision aiding model within goal programming framework. The model was tested with one year [January - December, 2010] data collected from a public hospital in Ghana.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics.