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Overcrowding of Emergency Departments (EDs) put the safety of patients at risk. Decision makers implement Ambulance Diversion (AD) as a way to relieve congestion and ensure timely treatment delivery. However,

Overcrowding of Emergency Departments (EDs) put the safety of patients at risk. Decision makers implement Ambulance Diversion (AD) as a way to relieve congestion and ensure timely treatment delivery. However, ineffective design of AD policies reduces the accessibility to emergency care and adverse events may arise. The objective of this dissertation is to propose methods to design and analyze effective AD policies that consider performance measures that are related to patient safety.

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    • 2011
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-149)
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    • Field of study: Industrial engineering

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    by Adrian Ramirez Nafarrate

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