Influencing Factors in Prioritized Model of Patient Treatment with Mobile Computed Tomography Scan for Medium-Sized Hospitals in Thailand

Chamaiporn Sudasna Na Ayudhya, Achara Chandrachai, Kriskrai Sitthiseripratip, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Nattee Niparnan


The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing the prioritization model for the treatment of patients with mobile computed tomography (mCT) scanning. The main research process entailed value innovation product planning (VIPP), which focuses on three steps: idea generation; idea screening; concept testing and development. This was applied research comprising primary and secondary data, based on contextual research in conjunction with in-depth interviews from neuro-medical and senior professional level staff. Through the VIPP process, here were show three factors affecting the calculation in the scheduling model: the reservation queue to use mCT, the distance between the hospitals and the severity or waiting time of the patients. The results indicate that it is necessary to consider these factors in developing and testing scheduling equations using a specially developed computational program that can handle scheduling problems with limited resources to support the determination of mCT space and schedules, next phase.


Mobile CT scan, new product development process, queuing, limited resource

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