Dynamic Ambulance Deployment to Reduce Ambulance Response Times using Geographic Information Systems: A Case Study of Odunpazari District of Eskisehir Province, Turkey

Swalehe M., GÜNAY AKTAŞ S.

International Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities - Making Cities Healthy for All (H-Cities), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, 21 - 24 June 2016, vol.36, pp.199-206 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 36
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proenv.2016.09.033
  • City: Hong Kong
  • Country: PEOPLES R CHINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-206
  • Keywords: Ambulance response times, dynamic ambulance deployment, maximal coverage location problem, RAPID DEFIBRILLATION, STATUS MANAGEMENT
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Objective: Ambulances should always reach patients in the shortest time possible whenever they are called upon so as to increase patient survival chances especially in cardiac related medical cases. The placement of ambulances directly affects the time ambulances reach patients. The objective of the study was to find optimal stations to deploy ambulances so as to reduce ambulance response times and increase patient survival chances as a result.