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On the Application of the Open Jackson Queuing Network

Owoloko, E. A. and Ayoku, A. S. and Adeleke, O. J. and Edeki, S.O. and Owoloko, I. (2015) On the Application of the Open Jackson Queuing Network. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics., 11 (4). pp. 2299-2313. ISSN 0973-1768

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In real life, waiting for service is a common phenomenon. As a system gets congested, service delay is inevitable; as the service delay increases, waiting time in the queue gets longer. In a typical hospital, the network is made up of various departments (nodes). In this study we considered the inflow and outflow of an hospital network; this is depicted in the schematic diagram. For an efficient hospital planning, a good patient flow means that patient queuing time is minimized, while poor patient flow means the patient suffer considerable queuing delays. This paper presents the results of a study carried out in a University Hospital Centre; the queuing model adopted used the Open Jackson Queuing Network to minimize the waiting times in the queues. The data collection was done for a period of two weeks, with a week interval in order to observe the system for any anomaly. For each node, the number of arrivals and departures together with the service times were recorded at an interval of five minutes. The study showed that for a good hospital planning, the more the personnel (servers) are made to focus on their assignments, the lesser the time the patients will spend on the queue and this leads to more efficient patient flow

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queuing theory, Jackson Open Network, Hospital network, Waiting time, Hospital planning, Patient flow
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 13:15

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