Spatial Accessibility to Pediatric Services

  title={Spatial Accessibility to Pediatric Services},
  author={Fabiana Cervigni and Yoichi Suzuki and Takuma Ishii and Akira Hata},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
The objective of this study was to assess spatial accessibility (SA) to pediatric healthcare services at hospitals in Chiba Prefecture, Japan in 2006. We considered the distribution of general pediatricians and neonatologists relative to the geographical distribution of children using the two-step floating catchment area method, which accounts for the pediatrician-to-children ratios within catchment areas with defined travel distance (TD) thresholds. All measurements were carried out within a… CONTINUE READING


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