Operations Research for Health Care

 
 

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The journal focuses on the development and use of operations research techniques in health and health care. We publish high-quality operations research approaches to problems in health care from OR researchers and practitioners. Contributions from clinicians and those working directly in health policy and health care management are also encouraged.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development, adaptation and use of operations research methods to tackle problems in:

Health policy
Health analytics and big data
Global health
Public health
Demand forecasting and capacity planning
Clinical decision making
Health care improvement science
Financial risk assessment and risk pooling
Costing and pricing of health services
Patient safety
Location and allocation problems in health care
Health protection, resilience and emergency planning
Disease modelling
Risk assessment and prioritisation
• The design and evaluation of care pathways
Health care supply chain
Planning and scheduling health care delivery
Work force planning, rotas and rosters

In addition to original research articles, the journal publishes:

Review Papers:
The content and presentation of this international journal is such as to provide maximum utility to researchers, teachers and practitioners who have an interest in operations research techniques for good health care delivery. Review papers will be presented from time to time, as deemed suitable. Emphasis will be given to those areas in which significant advances are being made.

Short Communications:
Short communications of OR in practice, describing the use and evaluation of OR approaches by decision makers within government, health care and charitable sectors. The focus should be on challenges faced, the impact of the work, and lessons learned.

Invited Short Communications:
A series of invited short communications aimed at clinicians, managers and decision makers working in health. Each of these will give an accessible explanation of an OR method illustrated with applications to health care.

Prospective review authors or guest editors of focused issues are encouraged to contact the Editor, Professor Martin Utley.

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Editor M. Utley University College London (UCL), London, England, UK, Associate Editors M.W. Carter University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, E. Hans Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, S. Jacobson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA, N. Litvac Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, V. Verter McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Editorial Board D Aleman University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, P.J.M. Bakker Universiteit van Amsterdam, Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands, S.C. Bayer Imperial College London, London, UK, J.C. Benneyan Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, J. Blake Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, J. Bowers University of Stirling, Stirling, UK, S. Brailsford University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, B Cardoen Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Gent, Belgium, L. Churilov University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia, C. Grosan Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, E.D. Gunes Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, P. Harper Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, M. Hayward Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, M. Isken Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA, V. Knight Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, R. Kolisch Technische Universität München (TUM), München, Germany, R. Konrad Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, USA, D.C. Lane London School of Economics, London, UK, M. Lavieri University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, S. Nickel Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, C. Pagel University College London (UCL), London, England, UK, A. Rutherford Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, T. Treasure University College London (UCL), London, England, UK, M. Vanhouck Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium, I Vliegen Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, D. Worthington Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK
 
 
 
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