Study of Goal Programming Approach in Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospitals

Mandala Krishna*, Sobhan Babu Kappala**
* Department of Mathematics, Raghu Institute of Technology, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
** Department of Mathematics, JNTUK, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Periodicity:January - June'2023


In this study, the goal programming approach is discussed which is used in hospitals to allocate resources. Two linear goal-programming models are included in the process. One model fixes the ratio of different types of cases that doctors see each year, while the other translates case mix decisions into a set of practice changes for doctors. Decision-makers may use the models to find the optimal case mix that maximizes profitability for the institution while minimizing negative impacts on physician compensation and clinical workflow.


Allocating Resources, Case Mix, Goal Programming, Operational Approaches.

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Krishna, M., and Kappala, S. B. (2023). Study of Goal Programming Approach in Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospitals. i-manager’s Journal on Mathematics, 12(1), 37-43.


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