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dc.contributor.advisorTick, Simona
dc.contributor.authorEidson, Robert P.
dc.contributor.authorO'Moore, Maurice F.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:38:51Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:38:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38922
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery allocates funding for obstetric staffing resources such as doctors, nurses, and midwives. Furthermore, these resources operate within a fixed number of labor/delivery and postpartum rooms, thereby establishing a theoretical maximum capacity of delivery volume. This study identifies the expected delivery volume created by the facility capacity of four major naval military treatment facilities (MTF) within the United States. Based on the calculated volume, this thesis utilizes a linear programming model to determine the optimum mix of doctors, nurses, and midwives to achieve the target delivery numbers. This is achieved while concurrently incorporating all relevant constraints within military medical treatment facilities. As a result, the model allows hospitals to meet target delivery volumes while simultaneously utilizing their allocated resources in the most effective manner. Additionally, the model can accommodate changes in the inputs and constraints and can be used to provide support for similar resource allocation decision problems.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDetermining optimal allocation of naval obstetric resources with linear programmingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDavis, Wythe
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorObstetrics (OB)en_US
dc.subject.authormedical treatment facility (MTF)en_US
dc.subject.authordiagnosis related group (DRG)en_US
dc.subject.authorbureau of medicine and surgery (BUMED)en_US
dc.subject.authorNaval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)en_US
dc.subject.authorNaval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD)en_US
dc.subject.authorNaval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP)en_US
dc.subject.authorNaval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL)en_US
dc.subject.authorlabor delivery and recovery (LDR).en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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