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Keywords:

  • ambulatory/physician office;
  • integrated delivery system;
  • process design/redesign/reengineering;
  • quality improvement

Abstract

Finding the optimal geographic location for a medical service is a common challenge for healthcare organizations. However, there is limited use or description of methods to determine the optimal location of a medical service. We describe a case study of how location-allocation techniques used by industrial engineers assisted a regional healthcare network develop a plan for optimal location of sleep medicine services within its network.