A mathematical model for nurse scheduling with different preference ranks

Chun-Cheng Lin*, Jia Rong Kang, Wan Yu Liu

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Abstract

On nurse shift schedules, it is common that the nursing staff have diverse preferences about shift rotations and days off. We propose a nurse scheduling model based upon integer programming under the constraints of the schedule, different preference ranks towards each shift and the historical data of previous schedule periods so that the nursing staff’s preference satisfaction about the shift schedule is maximized. The main difference of the proposed model from the previous works is to consider that the nursing staff’s satisfaction level is affected by preference ranks and their priority ordering to be scheduled, so that the quality of shift schedule is more reasonable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Information Technology - II
EditorsYi Pan, Cheonshik Kim, Yun Yang, James J. Park
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages11-17
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789401795579
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event9th FTRA International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2014 - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 28 May 201431 May 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume329
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference9th FTRA International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2014
CountryChina
CityZhangjiajie
Period28/05/1431/05/14

Keywords

  • Integer programming
  • Nurse shift schedules
  • Preference ranks

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