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Location of Health Care Facilities

  • Mark S. Daskin
  • Latoya K. Dean
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 70)

Summary

This chapter reviews the location set covering model, maximal covering model and P-median model. These models form the heart of the models used in location planning in health care. The health care and related location literature is then classified into one of three broad areas: accessibility models, adaptability models and availability models. Each class is reviewed and selected formulations are presented. A novel application of the set covering model to the analysis of cytological samples is then discussed. The chapter concludes with directions for future work.

Key words

Facility location Covering Scenario planning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Daskin
    • 1
  • Latoya K. Dean
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanston

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