Quotation Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2017. Home health care routing and scheduling: A review. Computers and Operations Research, 77, 86-95.




In home health care (HHC) operations, nurses are scheduled and routed to perform various services at clients' homes. As this often requires a combination of vehicle routing and scheduling approaches, resulting optimization problems are complex and, hence, of high interest to stakeholders such as researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. With demand for HHC expected to increase substantially, future work is essential to decrease costs and to guarantee service quality. In this review, we provide a comprehensive overview of current work in the field of HHC routing and scheduling with a focus on considered problem settings. Recent advances in HHC optimization are highlighted and future research directions discussed.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Computers and Operations Research
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Home health care routing and scheduling: A review
Volume 77
Year 2017
Page from 86
Page to 95
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2016.07.019
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2016.07.019
Open Access N


Fikar, Christian (Details)
Hirsch, Patrick (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5347 Operations research (Details)
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