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Table 5 Costs of the different strategies for the dispatch of surgeries (euros)

From: Managing daily surgery schedules in a teaching hospital: a mixed-integer optimization approach

Instance Optimal (MILP) Fasterk, ascending TS Fasterk, descending TS Slowerk, ascending TS Slowerk, descending TS Results of 100 scenarios
       Mean (std) Min-Max
1 3,400 3,850 4,325 3,850 4,325 3,812 (53) 3775-3850
2 2,850 3,579 4.320 6,966 4,850 4,914 (1,277) 3,579-6,966
3 3,258 8,541 6,616 9,141 7,204 7,162 (1,337) 5,591-9,475
4 5,100 7,291 10,300 5,900 9,662 7,848 (1,104) 5,900-10,562
5 3,650 9,600 7,783 8,800 6,729 7,073(960) 5175-10,329
6 4,183 15,668 13,539 13,637 15,456 13,563 (933) 11,066-16,568