A game theory approach for deploying medical resources in emergency department

Cheng Kuang Wu, Yi Ming Chen, Dachrahn Wu

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Abstract

Emergency department need a decision support tool to advise the critical medical resources (such as doctors, nurses, or beds) to urgent patients in the different service time requirements. This study proposes a framework for emergency response service that incorporates two game theory models designed to deploy response medical resources when raising three threat advisory levels. First, the interactions between a group of weekly patients and a response agent of emergency department are modeled as a non-cooperative game, after which a threat, vulnerability, and consequence value (i.e., TVC) of each type of patients for emergency event is derived from Nash equilibrium of game. Second, four TVC values of emergency events are utilized for computation of the Shapely value for each type of patient. The deployment of emergency medical resources is carried out based on their expected marginal contribution. Then, the model scheduled daily physicians, nurses, and beds in emergency department. The experimental results show that proposal model is feasible as a method to improve efficiency in emergency department.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGame Theory and Applications - 3rd Joint China-Dutch Workshop and 7th China Meeting, GTA 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsXiao-Guang Yang, Deng-Feng Li, Marc Uetz, Gen-Jiu Xu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages18-30
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789811067525
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event3rd Joint China-Dutch Workshop on Game Theory and Applications and 7th China Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, GTA 2016 - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 20 Nov 201623 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume758
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference3rd Joint China-Dutch Workshop on Game Theory and Applications and 7th China Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, GTA 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityFuzhou
Period20/11/1623/11/16

Keywords

  • Emergency response
  • Medical resources scheduling
  • Nash equilibrium
  • Shapley value

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