A GIS-based method to assess the shortage areas of community health service - Case study in Wuhan, China

Qingming Zhan*, Xi Wang, Richard Sliuzas

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Abstract

One of the major issues needed to be addressed in health sector in China is that low accessibility caused by inequitable resource allocation rather than resource deficiency. Health care facility planners and policy makers need accurate and reliable measures of accessibility as a planning support or the first step of essential policy intervention. In this paper, the enhanced two-step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) method was applied for the community health system of Wuhan. The sensitive analysis was carried out on different distance decay weights. As the finding of the research, the shortage areas of community health service in Wuhan were identified and suggestions were made on how to alleviate the community health care deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2011 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages5654-5657
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424491711
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2011 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 24 Jun 201126 Jun 2011
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/5954011/proceeding

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2011
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period24/06/1126/06/11
Internet address

Keywords

  • Community health care
  • E2SFCA
  • GIS
  • Spatial accessibility

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    Zhan, Q., Wang, X., & Sliuzas, R. (2011). A GIS-based method to assess the shortage areas of community health service - Case study in Wuhan, China. In 2011 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 5654-5657). [5965635] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RSETE.2011.5965635