With the support of the professional staff, and the use of operations research techniques and the computer (IBM 360, Model 30) at the Henry Ford Hospital, the systems planning and development section of the administrative staff has been able to apply research data to the immediate problem of assigning hospital beds. This brief report describes purposes and results. Interested readers are referred to a more comprehensive analysis of the system available in reprint form.
Dunn, Robert G. and Howell, James T.
"An Admissions Scheduling Program,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 15
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/hfhmedjournal/vol15/iss4/5