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Operations Research for Health Care (ORHC) focuses on the development and use of operations research and analytics in health and health care. The journal publishes high-quality operations research and/or analytics approaches to problems in health care from researchers and practitioners.
ORHC encourages contributions related to typical problem areas of health care such as: hospitals, practices, care (including home care and long-term care), emergency management systems, as well as blood and organ logistics or population health policy and economic analysis.
Typical OR/Analytics topics are therefore: forecasting, capacity planning, layout planning, transport and logistics, scheduling, and appointment planning among others - using methods such as: heuristics, machine learning, stochastic modelling, mathematical optimization, and simulation.
Case studies or numerical experiments should be based on real world data.
In addition to original research articles, ORHC publishes:
Review Papers: The content and presentation of this international journal is such as to provide maximum utility to researchers, teachers and practitioners who have an interest in operations research techniques for good health care delivery. Review papers will be presented from time to time, as deemed suitable. Emphasis will be given to those areas in which significant advances are being made. Review Papers are by invitation only.
Focused Issue Papers: ORHC also publishes focused issues on topics of interest related to its editorial mission. Such issues typically contain between six and twelve articles. They are put together under the responsibility of one or several guest editors. However, the final decision on all papers will be made by the Editor-in-Chief. Prospective guest editors should provide a call for papers as well as an informative CV for each guest editor.
Prospective review authors or guest editors of focused issues are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Stefan Nickel.