AN APPLICATION OF QUEUING THEORY TO A CONGESTION PROBLEM IN AN OUTPATIENT CLINIC

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Journal Article

The purpose of this paper is to discuss an application of queuing theory as an analytical framework for evaluating the adequacy of physician capacity in an outpatient clinic for medically indigent patients. Specific attention is given to the problems of parameter estimation including service and waiting cost. A method is also discussed whereby the relationship of physician cost and patient waiting cost may be imputed after the fact from observation of actual clinic operations. Copyright © 1973, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keller, TF; Laughhunn, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1973

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 394

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-5915

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0011-7315

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-5915.1973.tb00563.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus