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The Davao City Health System: An Approach to Optimally Locating Community Health Facilities
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posted on 01.01.2006by Ma. Esmeralda Silva, Michael P. Johnson
Two hierarchical location-allocation models are used to locate two types of communitybased
health facilities in Davao City, Philippines. Oftentimes, locating health facilities are motivated
by factors such as politics and resource availability. Different optimization approaches to locating a
mix of these health facilities across the rural and urban areas of the city. Computations results are
evaluated based on three performance metrics: operating costs, average weighted travel distance and