OPTIMUM AMBULANCE LOCATION IN SEMI-RURAL AREAS

AS LARGE MEDICAL CENTERS BECOME EVER MORE CAPABLE, THE EXISTENCE OF WELL EQUIPPED, WELL STAFFED, AND RAPID EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE BECOMES INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT. A METHOD IS PRESENTED FOR DETERMINING THE OPTIMUM LOCATION OF AMBULANCE STATIONS TO MINIMIZE THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME TO EMERGENCY CALLS. A NEW POINT-TO-POINT DRIVING TIME MODEL IS INTRODUCED, AND A COMPUTER OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM IS USED TO DETERMINE OPTIMUM LOCATIONS. A CONSTRAINT THAT THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME TO ANY POINT IN THE SERVICE AREA BE LESS THAN SOME SPECIFIED MINIMUM IS ALSO CONSIDERED. THE METHOD IS APPLIED TO WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 35 Pp, Figs, TABS, REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Volz, R A
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM