A few years ago I diagrammed several concepts involved in scheduling an OR onto this graph. The intent was to take advantage (or nullify disadvantages) of characteristics of individual surgeons and anesthetists. The interplay of these concepts and individual factors result in how many cases are done in a set amount of time. Sooner or later I’ll get around to re-doing this graph, but it was initially created to remind myself of the factors involved as I modified software to use for scheduling in the OR. Since I’ve finished the software, all these concepts seem obvious; but I realize they aren’t for many people.
I love puzzles, so I’m posting this graph. There’s a wealth of information for those who can seen the patterns. It is ‘dense’ with concepts. (sorry about the resolution..it’s a scan of an old file)
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