Multi-disciplinary planning in health care: a review

A.G. Leeftink, I.A. Bikker (Corresponding author), I.M.H. Vliegen, R.J. Boucherie

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    Multi-disciplinary planning in health care is an emerging research field that applies to many health care areas with similar underlying planning characteristics. We provide a review of the literature and describe cross-relations between different applications. We identify multiple fields to classify the literature upon. These fields relate to the system characteristics, decision characteristics, and applicability. The relevant papers for each of these fields are discussed, which provides a broad and thorough overview of the present research, and guides readers towards identifying the applicable literature for their research based on the characteristics of their problem. Furthermore, we disclose research gaps and present open challenges for further research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-118
    Number of pages24
    JournalHealth Systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020


    • OR in health services
    • appointment planning
    • literature review
    • multi-disciplinary planning and scheduling


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