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Creating a GIS application for health services at Jeddah city.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17081511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper explores the possibilities of using GIS for private hospitals at Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia. A GIS application is created to cover three main health planning issues which are distribution of health demand, classification of hospital patients and the definition of hospital service area. Each one of these issues is covered using several GIS functions including network analysis and overlay analysis. The former is used to produce drive-time hospital service area and the latter is applied at the selected hospital to calculate the size of its served demand. GIS has several useful functions and tools that can be used in health planning field. This paper uses some of these functions for one private hospital. These functions are used to help health planners on evaluating the spatial distribution of hospital demand and for defining hospital service area. All the produced models can be applied on any private or public hospital in Jeddah city. They can be used to build a spatial decision support system for hospitals in Jeddah city.
Abdulkader A Murad
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers in biology and medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0010-4825     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput. Biol. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-09     Completed Date:  2007-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1250250     Medline TA:  Comput Biol Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80210, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Support Systems, Clinical
Geographic Information Systems*
Health Services / statistics & numerical data
Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data
Hospital Information Systems*
Saudi Arabia

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