ANALYSIS OF PATIENT FLOW IN A CLINIC: A QUEUING THEORY APPROACH



Authors

  • Kashyap H Maheta, Dr. Nityangini Jhala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15282/jmes.17.1.2023.10.0759


Keywords:

Queuing theory, Poisson distribution, Exponential distribution, Effective arrival rate, Probability of not waiting, Expected waiting time, Little's Law.


Abstract

This research paper investigates the patient flow dynamics in a clinic, where patients arrive according to a Poisson distribution and the waiting room has a limited capacity. The examination time per patient is modeled as an exponential distribution. The study aims to determine the effective arrival rate, probability of a patient not waiting, and the expected waiting time until discharge.



Published

2024-06-30

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