Optimization Applied to Health Care

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Optimization is often related to logistic problems, supply chains or resource management, where its aim is to get the more profit the better. However, this is a misconception of the real possibilities that optimization have.

Today, we would like to bring some insight of one of the multiple fields of the science where Operation Research is being used but, probably, you had not thought it could be: ‘Health care’.

D. Bertsimas has made some researches on the implementation of  some of the most famous optimization algorithms such as  ‘Simulated Annealing’ or ‘Genetic Algorithms’ in order to optimize the intensity of beams used to treat cancer.

Here you can read the whole paper