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Table 6 Outputs of the five appointment scheduling rules

From: A discrete event simulation approach for reserving capacity for emergency patients in the radiology department

Performance measures Rule 0 Rule 1
(1,1,0)
Rule 2
(3,2,0)
Rule 3
(2,1,0)
Rule 4
(12,5,0)
Rule 5
(5,2,0)
Examination quantity Total 327.0 327.5 326.4 326.9 317.5 307.8
Emergency patients 132.6 133.4 133.8 132.6 131.4 132.2
Outpatients 129.3 127.2 125.4 127.5 123.5 116.2
Inpatients 65.1 66.9 67.1 66.9 62.6 59.4
Wait time
(min)
Total 83.4 128.5 108.6 53.9 6.6 2.5
Emergency patients 3.7 2.3 2.4 1.8 2.3 1.2
Outpatients 163.2 233.4 198.0 96.6 10.8 3.6
Inpatients 144.7 184.8 160.8 78.0 9.6 3.0
Equipment utilization   ≥99% 99.5% 99.2% 99.3% 96.0% 93.6%