Assessment of European Research and Development in Operations Research
for Healthcare Delivery Systems

Final report

The final report on European Operations Research for Healthcare Delivery Systems is now available in PDF format.
Individual chapters are also available.


The WTEC workshop on European Operations Research for Healthcare Delivery, was held at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on December 16, 2003. At the workshop, WTEC's panel of experts focused on the latest work going on in Europe.

Purpose and Scope

The goal of this study is to gather information and disseminate it to government decision makers and the research community on the worldwide status and trends in Operations Research and System Science as applied to Heath Care Delivery Systems.  The study panelists will gather information on R&D abroad useful to the U.S. government in planning its own R&D programs, and will critically analyze and compare the research in the United States with that being pursued in abroad.  This information will serve the following purposes:

Depending on the final sponsorship, the scope of this study will be determined by a series of discussions among the sponsors and the panel members. Subtopics likely to be covered in this WTEC study include the following:

The study may also address the following non-technical issues:

The above list of topics may be refined by panel members in consultation with the sponsors.


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Dr. Francois Sainfort

Dr. Francois Sainfort
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech College of Engineering
765 Ferst Drive NW
Email: francois.sainfort@isye.gatech.edu
Web: http://www.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Francois_Sainfort/

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Dr. Diwakar Gupta

Dr. Diwakar Gupta
College of Engineering
University of Minnesota
Email: guptad@me.umn.edu
Web: http://www.me.umn.edu/research/faculty/gupta.shtml

Dr. John Blake

Dr. John Blake
Department of Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University
PO Box #1000
Halifax, NS  B3J 2X4
Email: john.blake@dal.ca
Web: http://myweb.dal.ca/jblake/

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Ronald L. Rardin, PhD

Ronald L. Rardin, PhD
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
Potter Center, Room 316B
500 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2351
Email: rardin@purdue.edu
Web: http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/~rardin