Emergency Medical Service is one of the most important health care services as it plays a vital role in saving people's lives and reducing the rate of mortality and morbidity. A peak of emergency demand can determine overcrowding at the emergency department. In this operative context, a challenge is the definition of proper real-time dispatching, routing and redeployment policies (DRRP) in such a way to maximize the number of emergency requests served within a time threshold, and to minimize the waiting times. The contribution of this paper is twofold. The former is a simulation model capable to deal with the real-time management of the ambulances, and to generate new ad hoc instances. The latter is a set of simple online algorithms to implement several DRRP. An extensive comparison among different DRRP is also provided.

A simulation and online optimization approach for the real-time management of ambulances

Aringhieri, Roberto;Duma, Davide
2019-01-01

Abstract

Emergency Medical Service is one of the most important health care services as it plays a vital role in saving people's lives and reducing the rate of mortality and morbidity. A peak of emergency demand can determine overcrowding at the emergency department. In this operative context, a challenge is the definition of proper real-time dispatching, routing and redeployment policies (DRRP) in such a way to maximize the number of emergency requests served within a time threshold, and to minimize the waiting times. The contribution of this paper is twofold. The former is a simulation model capable to deal with the real-time management of the ambulances, and to generate new ad hoc instances. The latter is a set of simple online algorithms to implement several DRRP. An extensive comparison among different DRRP is also provided.
2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018
The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, swe
2018
Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
2018-December
2554
2565
9781538665725
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8632231
Software; Modeling and Simulation; Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Aringhieri, Roberto; Bocca, Simone; Casciaro, Luigi; Duma, Davide
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