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The Davao City Health System: An Approach to Optimally Locating Community Health Facilities
journal contributionposted on 01.01.2006, 00:00 by 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 population coverage.