Reducing ambulance response time: A case study

SARAÇ T., Akyol E.

Joint International Symposium on "The Social Impacts of Developments in Information, Manufacturing and Service Systems" 44th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2014 and 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Service Systems, IMSS 2014, İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 October 2014, pp.76-85 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-85
  • Keywords: Ambulance response time, Determining the location of emergency medical facilities, Integer programming
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


There are six emergency medical facilities in the city center of Eskisehir and they have an average of 6.5 minute ambulance response time to emergency cases. Reducing ambulance response time increases the probability of survival of patients. For that reason, we consider the problem of determining the number and location of new emergency medical facilities and relocation of existing facilities in Eskisehir to reduce the response time of ambulances. A mathematical model is developed for the problem. Proposed model is solved using Cplex solver of GAMS and obtained results are discussed.