Admission Control In An Intensive Care Unit With Readmissions
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25 Aralık 2017 - 14:00
YerMühendislik Binası A-511
Title: Admission Control In An Intensive Care Unit With Readmissions
Abstract: We consider an Intensive Care Unit where we focus on the effects of early discharge decisions and possible readmissions on the hospital bed management. We develop a discrete-time Markov Decision Process with the aim of minimizing the total expected β-discounted cost over an infinite horizon. We use event-based dynamic programming to model a framework, which seeks policy implications in the existing problem as well as in similar systems that can be modeled by these operators. Using these operators we investigate the structure of the optimal admission control policy.
Biography: Faruk Akın is a PhD candidate in Industrial Engineering Department of Koç University. After graduating from Turkish Naval Academy in 2008, he completed MS Degree in industrial engineering at Galatasaray University in 2014. His research focuses on healthcare systems, Markov Decision Processes and dynamic programming.