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van Oostrum, J.M, van Houdenhoven, M, Wagelmans, A.P.M, & Kazemier, G. (2009). Implementing a master surgical scheduling approach in a regional hospital. Interfaces (Hanover), 39(6), 549–551. doi:10.1287/inte.1090.0433