Hospital stockpiling for disaster planning Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper addresses joint inventory stockpiling of medical supplies for groups of hospitals prior to a disaster. We assume patient demand is uncertain and driven by the characteristics of a variety of scenarios of a disastrous event, and hospitals have mutual aid agreements for inventory sharing in emergency. We model this problem as a noncooperative strategic game, prove the existence of a Nash equilibrium, and analyze the equilibrium solutions. We also examine a centralized model of stockpile decision making where a central decision-maker optimizes the entire system, and we compare the solutions to those of the decentralized (game) model.

published proceedings

  • IIE Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Adida, E., DeLaurentis, P., & Lawley, M. A.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Adida, Elodie||DeLaurentis, Po-Ching C||Lawley, Mark Alan

publication date

  • February 2011