Locating ofRuralHealthCentersEquippedwithTelehealthusing GIS: ACaseStudyonKhorramabadCity, Iran

Reza, Safdari and Marjan, Ghazisaeedi and Abbas, Sheikhtaheri and Marzieh, Saremian (2016) Locating ofRuralHealthCentersEquippedwithTelehealthusing GIS: ACaseStudyonKhorramabadCity, Iran. Ambient Science, 3.


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Residents of the rural and remote area always having limitations on accessing properly required service providers. In such condition, the establishment of rural health centers equipped with telehealth, and also the use of GIS for optimal site selection to the centers, would play an important role in facilitating the achievement of quality health services indesired time factor. This study intended to f ind the optimal sites for building the Rural Health Centers Equipped with remote health facilities in, Khorramabad City, using GIS. During the pilot study, we identif ied few effective locating criteria and sub-criteria for rural health centers equipped with telehealth, the priorities was also determined in thatdescriptive study. Further,we prepared a special layer for each criterion on the site selection, and by integrating such layers based on specif ied rules and patterns, about the spatial analysis , (like distance and density analysis) weredone. Forsuch methods,weusedArc Map, Arc Catalog and Arc toolbox environments of Arc GIS (version 9.3). Finally, a mapwas prepared that indicated the possibility of appropriateness for establishing the centers in the study area. Considering a large number of areas, the research teamselected the areaswhichwere the appropriate location for build rural health centers which could be equippedwithTelehealth.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 07 May 2017 05:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2017 18:22
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/546

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