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Need some help: hospital bed allocation

simonp

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Feb 24, 2012

Hi all,

One of our hospital units is going through restructuring. I wanted to follow hospital bed allocation Erlang's loss model formula to see what would happen, if we decrease/increase the number of beds. I am referring to the the M/G/c/c queuing model formula. My question is how can I plunk that formula into JMP? I thought about using Time Series, but I am not sure if I am on the right track. I have the historical bed occupancy, lengths of stay, number of admissions daily. What I am trying to achieve is described in the following article (PDF), with formula on page 12 of 21.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/2j14642up3141774/

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Patrick