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Planning Models for the Distribution of Acute-Care Bed Services in the Sydney and Hunter Regions, Australia

  • R. W. Gibberd
  • N. Hall
  • C. Gibbs
  • J. Hall
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

There has been considerable research into the utilization of acute hospital services and the extent to which age, sex, socio-economic status, provision of hospitals and medical man-power influence utilization rates. One of the contributing factors to utilization rates is relative access to hospital beds, and an understanding of the effects of altering the access to or provision of acute hospital beds on demand for beds would be of value to health facility planners. In Australia, Abelson (1980) and Richardson and Yusuf (1982) have used regression techniques to determine which factors generated demand for hospital services, with Abelson’s expressed aim being to develop methods to predict utilization when more beds are provided to under-provided areas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Gibberd
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Hall
    • 3
  • C. Gibbs
    • 4
  • J. Hall
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Statistics and Computer ScienceUniversity of NewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.SIROMATHSydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Commonwealth Institute of HealthSydney UniversityAustralia
  5. 5.Department of Community MedicineWestmead HospitalAustralia

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