The public health care planning problem: A case study using geographic information systems

  • Lapierre S
  • Myrick J
  • Russell G
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Abstract

We address the problem of designing new networks for the delivery of public health care services in the United States. The paper is based on a case study design conducted with the Fulton County Health Department (Atlanta, GA). The research contribution this paper makes is twofold. First, it presents a planning methodology to deliver health care services through a mix of fixed health centers, satellite facilities, and mobile facilities. Second, it gives insights on how to use geographic information systems to design new health care service networks.

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  • GIS
  • Mobile facility
  • Public health care planning
  • Satellite facility

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Authors

  • Sophie D. Lapierre

  • Justin A. Myrick

  • Gail Russell

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