Journal Publications

  1. Eagen, B.K., Chan, T.C.Y. and Carter, M.W. “Women’s College Hospital Uses Operations Research to Create an Ambulatory Clinic Schedule”. Submitted to Service Science April 2017.
  2. Esensoy, A.V., and Carter, M.W. “Whole-System Patient Flow Modelling to Assess Health Care Transformation Policies”. Revised submission to European Journal of Operations Research, March 2017.
  3. Pitzul K.B., Wodchis W.P., Kreder H.J., Carter M.W., Jaglal S.B. “Discharge destination following hip fracture: comparative effectiveness and cost analyses”. Osteoporosis International. Submitted January 2017.
  4. Henshaw, C. and Carter, M.W. “Development and Application of a Discrete Event Simulation Model to Improve Patient Transport Performance”. Submitted to IIE Transactions on Healthcare Engineering Sept. 2016.
  5. Pitzul, K.B., Wodchis, W.P., Carter, M.W., Kreder, H.J., Voth, J. and Jaglal, S.B. “Post-acute pathways among hip fracture patients: A system-level analysis”. BMC Health Services Research, Revise/resubmitted April 2016.
  6. Mehrizi, H.A., Carter, M.W., and Sadat, S. “Medical Tourism: Can Developed Countries Compete on Quality with Developing Countries?”. Health Care Management Science, Accepted January 2015.
  7. Ng, A., Henshaw, C. and Carter, M.W. “Partnering to develop a talent pipeline for Emerging Health Leaders in Operations Research”. Healthcare Management Forum, April 2017, pp. 1-5.
  8. Graber-Naidich, A., Carter, M.W. and Verter, V. “Restructuring the resident training system for improving the equity of access to primary care”. European Journal of Operational Research 258, 2017, pp. 1143–1155.
  9. Zonderland, M.E., Boucherie, R.J., Carter, M.W., and Stanford, D.A. “Modeling the Effect of Short Stay Units on Patient Admissions”. Operations Research for Health Care 5, June 2015, pp. 21–27.
  10. Esensoy, A.V. and Carter, M.W., “Health System Modelling for Policy Development and Evaluation: Using Qualitative Methods to Capture the Whole-system Perspective” Operations Research for Health Care 4, March 2015, pp 15-26.
  11. Graber-Naidich, A., Carter, M.W., and Verter, V. “Primary Care Network Development – the Regulator’s Perspective”. Journal of the Operational Research Society 66(9), 2014, pp. 1519-1532.
  12. Hahn-Goldberg, S., Chow, E., Appel, E., Ko, F.T.F., Tan, P., Gavin, M.B., Ng, T., Abrams, H.B., Casaubon, L.K. and Carter, M.W. “Discrete Event Simulation of Patient Admissions to a Neurovascular Unit”. Journal of Healthcare Engineering Vol. 5(3), 2014, pp. 347-359.
  13. Vanderby, S.A., Carter, M.W., Marshall, D. and Noseworthy, T. “Modeling the complete continuum of care using system dynamics: the case of osteoarthritis in Alberta”. Journal of Simulation 9, February 2015, pp. 156-169.
  14. Hahn-Goldberg, S., Carter, M.W., Beck, C.,  Trudeau, M., Sousa, P. and Beattie, K. “Dynamic optimization of chemotherapy outpatient scheduling with uncertainty”. Health Care Management Science 17(4), December 2014, pp 379-392.
  15. Beeler, M., Aleman, D.M. and Carter, M.W. “A simulation study of mass immunization clinics to control pandemic influenza”. Journal of Operational Research Society 65(4: Special Issue on Healthcare Operations Research) 2014, pp. 497-511.
  16. Beeler, M., Aleman, D.M. and Carter, M.W. “Cost effectiveness analyses of H1N1 vaccination programs: How accurate were they?” Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity 6(4), November 2014, pp. 26-36.
  17. Hahn-Goldberg, S., Carter, M.W. and Beck, C. “Solving the chemotherapy outpatient scheduling problem with constraint programming” Journal of Applied Operational Research 6(3), 2014, 135–144.
  18. Vanderby, S.A., Carter, M.W., Latham, T. and Feindel, C. “Modeling the Future of the Canadian Cardiac Surgery Workforce using System Dynamics” Journal of Operational Research Society 65(9), 2014, 1325-1335.
  19. Ajami, S. and Carter, M.W. “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Health-care Centers; Approach in Emergency Room (ER)”. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 29(S), 2013, pp. 443-448.
  20. Sadat, S., Carter, M.W. and Golden, B. “Theory of Constraints for Publicly Funded Health Systems”. Health Care Management Science 16(1), 2013, pp. 62-74.
  21. Carter, M.W. and Ketabi, S. “Bed Balancing in Surgical Wards via Block Scheduling” Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences 2(2), May 2013, 129-137.
  22. Lasry, A., Carter, M.W. and Zaric, G.S. “Allocating funds for HIV/AIDS: a descriptive study of kwaDukuza, South Africa” Health Policy and Planning 26(1), 2011, pp. 33-42.
  23. Vanderby, S.A., Carter, M.W., Latham, T., Ouzounian, M., Hassan, A., Tang, G.H., Teng, C.J., Kingsbury, K. and Feindel, C.M. “Modeling the Cardiac Surgery Workforce in Canada”. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 90 (2), August 2010, pp. 467-473.
  24. Vanderby, S., Babyn, P., Jewell, S., McKeevor, P. and Carter, M.W. “Effect of anesthesia and sedation on pediatric MR patient flow”. Radiology 256, July 2010, pp. 229-237.
  25. Alvarez, R., Bowry, R. and Carter, M.W., “Prediction of the Time to Complete a Series of Surgical Cases to Avoid Operating Room Overutilization”. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 57 (11), 2010, pp. 973-979.
  26. Wong, H.J., Morra, D.J., Caesar, M., Carter, M.W. and Abrams, H. “Understanding Hospital and Emergency Department Congestion: An Examination of Inpatient Admission Trends and Bed Resources” Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 12(1), January 2010, pp. 18-27.
  27. Vanderby, S. and Carter, M.W. “An Evaluation of the Applicability of System Dynamics to Patient Flow Modelling” Journal of the Operational Research Society 61, November 2010, pp. 1572-1581.
  28. Carter, M.W. and Kolos, A. “Reduction of Ontario Surgical Wait Times” Journal of Policy Engagement 1(4), September 2009, pp. 9-11.
  29. Wong, H.J., Wu, R.C., Tomlinson, G., Caesar, M., Abrams, H., Carter, M.W. and Morra, D.J. “How Much Do Operational Processes Affect Hospital Inpatient Discharge Rates?” Journal of Public Health 31(4), December 2009, pp. 546-553.
  30. Dreyer, J.F., McLeod, S.L., Anderson, C.K., Carter, M.W. and Zaric, G.S. “Physician Workload and the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale: Results from the Predictors of Workload in the Emergency Room (POWER) Study”. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 11(4), 2009, pp. 321-329.
  31. Lasry, A., Carter, M.W. and Zaric, G. “S4HARA: System for HIV/AIDS Resource Allocation”. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 6 (7) 2008.
  32. Kopach, R., Balcıoğlu, B. and Carter, M.W. “Tutorial on Construction a Red Blood Cell Inventory Management System with Two Demand Rates”. European Journal of Operational Research 185(3), March 2008, pp. 1051-1059.
  33. Lasry, A., Zaric, G. and Carter, M.W. “Multi-level resource allocation for HIV prevention: A model for developing countries” European Journal of Operational Research 16(2), 2007, pp. 786-799.
  34. Carter, M.W., Jin, H.H., Saunders, M.A. and Yi, Y. “Spaseloc: An Adaptable Subproblem Algorithm for Scalable Wireless Network Localization”. SIAM J. on Optimization 17(4), 2006, pp. 1102-1128.
  35. Zamora, N., Carter, M.W., Saull-McCaig, S. and Nguyen, J. “The Benefits of the MOE/MAR Implementation: A Quantitative Approach” Healthcare Quarterly 10(Special Issue), November 2006, pp. 77-82.
  36. Busby, C. and Carter, M.W. “A Decision Tool for Negotiating Home Care Funding Levels in Ontario” Home Health Care Services Quarterly 25(3/4), 2006, pp. 91-106.
  37. Blake, J.T. and Carter, M.W. “Physician and Hospital Models Under Decreasing Resources” Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 37 (1), March 2003, pp. 45-68.
  38. Blake, J.T. and Carter, M.W. “A Goal-Programming Approach to Resource Allocation in Acute-Care Hospitals” European Journal of Operational Research 140(3), August 2002, pp. 541-561.
  39. Yu, X., Lau, E., Vicente K.J. and Carter, M.W. “Toward Theory-driven, Quantitative Performance Measurement in Ergonomics Science: The Abstraction Hierarchy as a Framework for Data Analysis” Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 3(2: Special Issue on Ergonomic Methods and Models: Theoretical Foundations and Research Applications), April 2002, pp. 124-142.
  40. Carter, M.W. “A Comprehensive Course Timetabling and Student Scheduling System at the University of Waterloo” Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling PATAT ‘€˜00 (eds., E.K. Burke, and W. Erben), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2079, 2001, pp. 64-84.
  41. Carter, M.W. and Johnson, D.G. “Extended Clique Initialization in Examination Timetabling” Journal of the Operational Research Society 52(5), 2001, pp. 538-544.
  42. Carter, M.W. and Lapierre, S. “Scheduling Emergency Room Physicians” Health Care Management Science 4, 2001, pp. 347-360.
  43. Carter, M.W. and Laporte, G. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling PATAT ’97 (eds., E.K. Burke, and M.W. Carter), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1408, 1998, pp. 3-19.
  44. Lopez, L., Carter, M.W. and Gendreau, M. “The Hot Strip Mill Production Scheduling Problem: A Tabu Search Approach” European Journal of Operations Research: Special Issue on Tabu Search 106, 1998, pp. 317-335.
  45. Carter, M.W. and Laporte, G. “Recent Developments in Practical Examination Timetabling” Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (ed., E.K. Burke and P. Ross), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1153, 1996, pp. 3-21.
  46. Blake, J.T. and Carter, M.W. “Surgical Process Management: A Conceptual Framework” Surgical Services Management 3(9), September, 1997, pp. 31-37.
  47. Blake, J.T. and Carter, M.W. “Surgical Process Scheduling: A Structured Literature Review” Journal of Health Systems (I.I.E.) 5(3), 1997, pp. 17-30.
  48. Blake, J.T., Carter, M.W. and Richardson, S. “An Evaluation of Emergency Room Wait Time Issues via Computer Simulation” INFOR 34(4), November 1996, pp. 263-273. (This presentation was chosen as the winner of the 1994 CORS Practice Prize Competition.)
  49. Carter, M.W., Farvolden, J.M., Laporte, G. and Xu, J. “Solving an Integrated Logistics Problem Arising in Grocery Distribution” INFOR 34(4), November 1996, pp. 290-306.
  50. Carter, M.W., Laporte, G. and Lee, S.Y. “Computational Comparison of Algorithmic Strategies for Examination Timetabling” Journal of the Operational Research Society 47(3), 1996, 373-383.
  51. Carter, M.W., Laporte, G. and Chinneck, J.W. “A General Examination Scheduling System” INTERFACES 24(3), May-June 1994, pp. 109-120.
  52. Vanstone, S.A., Stinson, D.R., Schellenberg, P.J., Rosa, A., Rees, R., Colbourn, C.J., Carter, M.W. and Carter, J.E. “Hanani Triple Systems” Israel Journal of Mathematics 83(3), 1993, pp. 305-319.
  53. van Camp, D., Carter, M.W. and Vannelli, A. “A Nonlinear Optimization Approach for Solving Facility Layout Problems” European Journal of Operational Research 57, March 1992, pp. 174-189.
  54. Carter, M.W. and Tovey, C. “When Is the Classroom Assignment Problem Hard?” Operations Research 40(Supp. No. 1), January-February 1992, pp. 528-539.
  55. Carter, M.W. “A Lagrangian Relaxation Approach to the Classroom Assignment Problem” CORS Practice Prize Competition, Montreal, May 1988. INFOR 27(2), May 1989, pp. 230-246.
  56. Carter, M.W., Magazine, M.J. and Moon, T. “A Warning on the Sequence Dependent Set up Time Problem” International J. of Production Research 26(7), 1988, pp. 1281-1283.
  57. Faber, Z. and Carter, M.W. “A New Graph Theory Approach for Forming Machine Cells in Cellular Production Systems” Studies in Management Science and Systems: Vol. 12, Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Methods and Studies (ed., A. Kusiak), North Holland, 1986, pp. 301-315.
  58. Carter, M.W. “A Survey of Practical Applications on Examination Timetabling” Operations Research 34(2), Mar-Apr 1986, pp. 193-202.
  59. Burns, R.N. and Carter, M.W. “Work Forces Size and Schedules with Variables Demands” Management Science 31(5), May 1985, pp. 599-607.
  60. Carter, M.W. “The Indefinite Zero-One Quadratic Programming Problem” Discrete Applied Mathematics 7, January 1984, pp. 23-44.
  61. Baker, K.R., Burns, R.N. and Carter, M.W. “Staff Scheduling with Day off and Workstretch Constraints” AIIE Transactions 11(6), December 1979, pp. 286-292.