Urban health disorders, spatial analysis, and the economics of health facility location.

@article{Gross1972UrbanHD,
  title={Urban health disorders, spatial analysis, and the economics of health facility location.},
  author={P. F. Gross},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  year={1972},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          63-84
        }
}
An analysis of a number of contemporary bed planning methodologies, either in use or under development, reveals a number of limitations. In particular, the linkage between the optimal size of health facilities and the optimal size of their service areas has often been ignored; in addition, the determinants of utilization of services have often been ignored. An alternative approach to the size–location problem is proposed. Working from health economics–medical sociology concepts, a behavioral… CONTINUE READING