Photis, Yorgos N. and Manetos, Panos (2008): Primary care clinic location decision-making and spatial accessibility for the region of Thessaly. Published in: Health Science Journal , Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2008): pp. 20-24.
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The prospect for establishing a General Clinic at the Thessaly Region was examined. The new facility aimes to provide full medical care by qualified scientists (permanent personnel, shareholders or associates), by experienced, trained and skilled nursing personnel, fully organised with sophisticated technological equipment, in a hospitable and pleasant environment, with easy and fast access. The main aim of this study is the determination of the optimum location for the construction of the proposed medical centre for providing high level services in the Thessaly region, by implementing quantitative methods of Spatial Analysis of GIS technology. Spatial Analysis focuses on evaluating existing and proposed models of spatial organization, while GIS, provide the necessary informational tools for the elaboration and management of the relevant information and all in all in the support of the relevant decision making process.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Primary care clinic location decision-making and spatial accessibility for the region of Thessaly|
|English Title:||Primary care clinic location decision-making and spatial accessibility for the region of Thessaly|
|Keywords:||GIS, spatial analysis; SDSS (spatial decision support system); health care accessibility|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R53 - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health; Education; Welfare; Public Pensions
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O21 - Planning Models; Planning Policy
|Depositing User:||Yorgos N. Photis|
|Date Deposited:||05. Nov 2012 23:33|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 14:48|
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