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Decision Support System for the Location of Healthcare Facilities

SitHealth Evaluation Tool

Authors: Dell'Ovo, Marta, Oppio, Alessandra, Capolongo, Stefano

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The book examines an integrated approach for addressing decisions about the location of healthcare facilities. Supported by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), the approach provides comprehensive information on territory, taking into account the spatial dimensions. Due to the multiple criteria involved, site selection for urban facilities is a crucial topic in planning decision processes, especially for healthcare facilities. Healthcare provision policies generally fail to address the distribution of facilities within cities, entrusting decisions to various stakeholders. Moreover current evaluation tools focus on the intrinsic performances of healthcare structures, disregarding the extrinsic characteristics, namely those related to the location. Starting with a cross-disciplinary literature review, the book describes a multi-methodological approach for decision-making regarding the location of healthcare facilities, and presents an innovative evaluation tool that simultaneously considers functional, locational, environmental and economic issues, providing a comprehensive overview of the areas under investigation. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Location Problem. Addressing Decisions About Healthcare Facilities

    Pages 1-28

    Dell’Ovo, Marta (et al.)

  • Structuring the Decision Problem. A Spatial Multi-methodological Approach

    Pages 29-51

    Dell’Ovo, Marta (et al.)

  • Approaching the Location of Healthcare Facilities: How to Model the Decision Problem

    Pages 53-79

    Dell’Ovo, Marta (et al.)

  • Modelling the Spatial Decision Problem. Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: SitHealth Evaluation Tool

    Pages 81-112

    Dell’Ovo, Marta (et al.)

  • Policy Implications. How to Support Decision-Makers in Setting and Solving Complex Problems

    Pages 113-121

    Dell’Ovo, Marta (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Support System for the Location of Healthcare Facilities
Book Subtitle
SitHealth Evaluation Tool
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50173-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50173-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50172-3
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 121
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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