Health network mergers and hospital re-planning
Güneş, E. D.
Operational Research Society. Journal
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
275 - 283
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This paper presents an integer programming formulation for the hospital re-planning problem which arises after hospital network mergers. The model finds the best re-allocation of resources among hospitals, the assignment of patients to hospitals and the service portfolio to minimize the system costs subject to quality and capacity constraints. An application in the Turkish hospital networks case is illustrated to show the implications of consolidation of health insurance funds on resource allocations and flow of patients in the system.