AN ANALYSES ON PATIENTS’ QUEUING SYSTEM AT MUHAMMAD ABDULLAHI WASE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL, KANO
A major cause for concern in hospitals is congestion, which brings about untoward hardship to patients due to long queues and delay in service delivery. This paper seeks to minimize the waiting time of patients by comparing the performance indicators of a single server and multi-server model at the Paediatrics Department of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano (MAWSHK). In order to achieve this, primary data was obtained through direct observation which in turn is subjected to the test of goodness of fit to ascertain the distribution that best describes the data. The performance indicators comprising utilization factor, average number of patients in the queue, average number of patients in the system, average waiting time in queue and average waiting time in system for a single server and multi-server model were computed and analyzed respectively. Our findings indicate that the G/G/4 model performs better compared to the G/G/1 model as it minimizes the waiting time of patients
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