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Operational performance analysis of a public hospital laboratory

Ahsan, Kamrul and Azeem, Abdullahil (2010) Operational performance analysis of a public hospital laboratory. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 2 (4). pp. 22-38. ISSN 1935-5688

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Abstract

Efficient utilization of scarce resources is an issue for any healthcare system. In developing countries, proper tools, techniques, and resources must be widely used in healthcare operational planning. Considering the necessity of effective resource planning, this study focuses on the rural healthcare system of Bangladesh and concentrates on the sub-district government hospital laboratory. The authors’ determine possible ways to improve operations of laboratory facilities. To analyze existing system efficiency, sample laboratory data is fed into a simulation model. This paper identifies several possible ways for future expansion and suggests using simulation for better planning and analysis.

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Online ISSN: 1935-5696

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21776. public hospital laboratories, laboratory, rural healthcare system, public health operations, resource utilisation, service operations, simulation, Bangladesh
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 00:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7525
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/jisss.2010100102
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