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Infinite-server queueing models of demand in healthcare: A review of applications and ideas for further work

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Infinite-server queueing models of demand in healthcare : A review of applications and ideas for further work. / Worthington, David; Utley, M.; Suen, Daniel.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 71, No. 8, 01.08.2020, p. 1145-1160 .

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Worthington, David ; Utley, M. ; Suen, Daniel. / Infinite-server queueing models of demand in healthcare : A review of applications and ideas for further work. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2020 ; Vol. 71, No. 8. pp. 1145-1160 .

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