Fair optimization of fortnightly physician schedules with flexible shifts

Stolletz, Raik ; Brunner, Jens O.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2011.10.038
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251585455...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: European Journal of Operational Research : EJOR
Volume: 219
Issue number: 3
Page range: 622-629
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0377-2217
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Produktion (Stolletz)
Subject: 650 Management
Keywords (English): Shift scheduling , Rostering , Physicians , Fairness , Workforce planning
Abstract: This research addresses a shift scheduling problem in which physicians are assigned to demand periods. We develop a reduced set covering approach that requires shift templates to be generated for a single day and compare it to an implicit modeling technique where shift-building rules are implemented as constraints. Both techniques allow full flexibility in terms of different shift starting times and lengths as well as break placements. The objective is to minimize the paid out hours under the restrictions given by the labor agreement. Furthermore, we integrate physician preferences and fairness aspects into the scheduling model. Computational results show the efficiency of the reduced set covering formulation in comparison to the implicit modeling approach.

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