Improving health care access by optimizing the allocation network of community health centers

Jie Song, Binfeng Li, Yao Yang, Su Wu, Paul Griffin

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Abstract

As the community health care plays an important role in improving the health care equality and efficiency nowadays, It is one of the targets of the Health Care reform to establish a well distributed geographical- community health network in China. In this paper, taking Haidian District in Beijing City as an example, the CHCs locations as well as the service allocation problem is solved by using an integer linear mathematical programming model. The results show that the optimization of the CHCs network could improve the community health care access while reducing the cost per encounter under the government's budget, which makes the health care resource allocation more efficient. The decision making of government policy makers could also be well supported by the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, IEEE/SOLI 2008
Pages933-938
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, IEEE/SOLI 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 12 2008Oct 15 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, IEEE/SOLI 2008
Volume1

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, IEEE/SOLI 2008
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/12/0810/15/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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