Surgical Waitlist Project

Abstract

Working with the British Columbia Ministry of Health, the Complex Systems Modelling Group has developed queueing theory models of provincial waitlists for hip and knee joint replacement surgery and cataract surgery. These models are currently being used for resource and budget planning to meet national surgical waitlist guidelines. Further work on the project is focusing on how to manage multiple priorities and incorporate demographic factors. Operations research models are also being developed to support waitlist management.

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