An optimization and simulation approach to emergency stations relocation
Ľudmila Jánošíková (),
Marek Kvet (),
Peter Jankovič () and
Lýdia Gábrišová ()
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Ľudmila Jánošíková: University of Žilina
Marek Kvet: University of Žilina
Peter Jankovič: University of Žilina
Lýdia Gábrišová: University of Žilina
Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2019, vol. 27, issue 3, 737-758
Abstract This paper suggests and compares three median-type location models to determine how to optimally relocate existing emergency medical stations. It also describes a detailed computer simulation model used to evaluate the locations proposed by each model in terms of several indicators of system performance. The simulation model was calibrated using real data from a health care provider in the Slovak Republic. The results of the computer simulation experiments suggest that the simple p-median model can significantly improve the accessibility of urgent health care to patients.
Keywords: Emergency medical service; Ambulance location; p-median problem; Discrete optimization; Computer simulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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