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Publications

Our faculty members have published widely in both clinical and operations research journals. The papers below either apply operations research to address a specific health care problem or discuss how a certain operations research methodolgy is applicable to a variety of health care settings.

Shechter SM, Chandler T, Skandari MR, Zalunardo N. "Cost-effectiveness analysis of vascular access referral policies in chronic kidney disease". American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 70(3): 368-376, 2017.

Sabouri A, Huh WT, Shechter SM. ,"Screening strategies for patients on the kidney transplant waiting list". Operations Research, 65(5): 1131-1146, 2017.

Skandari R, Shechter SM, Zalunardo N., "Optimal vascular access choice for patients on hemodialysis". Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 17(4): 608-619, 2015.

Sabouri A, Shechter SM, Huh WT., "Inspecting a vital component needed upon emergency". Production and Operations Management, 24(12): 1839-1851, 2015.

Shechter SM, Skandari MR, Zalunardo N. "Timing of arteriovenous fistula creation in patients with chronic kidney disease: A decision analysis". American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 63(1): 95-103, 2014.

Chen, Jing, Anjali Awasthi, Steven Shechter, Derek Atkins, Linda Lemke, Les Fisher, Peter Dodek. "Using Operations Research to Plan Improvement of the Transport of Critically ill Patients", J. Prehospital Emergency care, 17.4, 466-474, 2013.

Puterman, M.L, Y. Zhang, S. Aydede, H. Bavafa, S. MacLeod, and J. Mackenzie, "A Lean Health Care Program Evaluation Framework", Healthcare Quarterly, 16(2), 23-30, 2013.

Huh WT, Liu N, Truong V. “Multiresource allocation scheduling in dynamic environments”. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15(2): 280-291, 2013.

Regnier ED, Shechter S. “State-space size considerations for disease-progression models”. Statistics in Medicine, 32(22): 3862-3880, 2013.

Santibanez, P., R. Aristizabal, R., M. L. Puterman, V.S Chow, W. Huang, C. Kollannsberger, T. Nordin, N. Runzer, S. Tyldesley "Operations Research Methods Improve Chemotherapy Patient Appointment Scheduling", Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety, 38(12): 541-553, 2012.

Lavieri, M., M. Puterman, S. Tyldesley and W. Morris. "When to Treat Prostate Cancer Patients Based on their PSA Dynamics" IIE Transactions in Health Care Systems, 2, 62-77, 2012.

Aristizábal R, Chow VS, French J, Khurshed F, McGahan C, Puterman ML, Tyldesley S. "Patient satisfaction after the redesign of a chemotherapy booking process". Healthcare Quarterly 15(3): 58-68, 2012.

Dürr C, Queyranne M, Spieksma FCR, Talla Nobibon F, Woeginger GJ. “The interval ordering problem”. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 160(7-8): 1094-1103, 2012.

Begen MA, Levi R, Queyranne M. “A sampling-based approach to appointment scheduling”. Operations Research, 60(3): 675-681, 2012.

Zhang Y, Puterman ML, Atkins D. “Residential long-term care capacity planning: The shortcomings of ratio based forecasts”.Healthcare Policy, 7(4): 68-81, 2012.

Zhang Y, Puterman ML, Nelson M, Atkins D. “A simulation optimization approach to long-term care capacity planning”.Operations Research, 60(2): 249-261, 2012.

Noonan V, Santos A, Lewis R, Singh A, Fehlings M, Soril L, Dvorak M, Atkins D. “The application of operations research methodologies to the delivery of care model for traumatic spinal cord injury: The access to care and timing (ACT) project”.Journal of Neurotrauma, 29(13): 2272-2282, 2012.

Atkins D, Noonan V, Santos A, Lewis R, Fehlings M, Burns A, Dvorak M. “Secondary complications in SCI across the continuum: Using operations research to predict the impact and optimize management strategies”. Topics in Spinal Cord and Injury Rehabilitation, 18(1): 57-60, 2012.

Saveh-Shemshaki F*, Shechter S, Tang P, Isaac-Renton J. “Setting sites for faster results: Optimizing locations and capacities of new tuberculosis testing laboratories”. IIE Transactions in Health Systems Engineering, 2(4): 248-258, 2012.

Lowsky DJ, Ding Y, Lee DKK, McCulloch CE, Ross LF, Thistlethwaite JR, Zenios SA. “A K-nearest-neighbors survival probability prediction method”. Statistics in Medicine, 32(12): 2063-2069, 2012.

Chow VS, Puterman ML, Huang K, Atkins D, Salehirad N. “Reducing surgical ward congestion through improved surgical scheduling and uncapacitated simulation”. Production Operations Management, 20(3): 418-430, 2011.

Soril L, Santos A, Noonan V, Lewis R, Singh A, Fehlings M, Atkins D, Dvorak M. “Modeling the processes of care for patients with traumatic SCI in British Columbia”. The Spine Journal, 11(10): S49, 2011.

Begen M, Queyranne M. “Appointment scheduling with discrete random durations”. Mathematics of Operations Research, 36(2): 240-257, 2011.