Financial considerations and poor planning drive some surgery patients home too early, concludes a pair of logistical studies conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The studies show a correlation between readmission rates and how full the hospital was at the time of discharge, suggesting that patients went home before they were healthy enough. The researchers recommend better planning and other logistical solutions to avoid these problems.
Students "Think Outside the Box" Using Tools of Modern Decision Making On the afternoon of December 10th, 21 Smith School students waited nervously in a large classroom, standing in groups of three before displays that illustrated their team's application of the most widely used decision support methodology in the world, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The poster session is part of the final project in the graduate course, Applications of Management Science.
College Park, MD - September 1, 1998 - Dean Howard Frank and the faculty of the Robert H. Smith School of Business are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce L. Golden to the France-Merrick Chair of Management Science. The France-Merrick Chair recognizes leading-edge research in management science and operations research. It also honors a genuine commitment to teaching excellence and the development of future business leaders to compete in the information age and the knowledge economy.