Ambulance Service Area Considering the Disturbance of Disasters on Transportation Infrastructure

The effectiveness of emergency medical services (EMS) depends on the existing infrastructure and allocation of medical resources. It is, in general, considered that the response time for ambulances is a critical factor to the survival of major trauma patients. EMS is a challenging task due to the spatial distribution of the population and geographical layout in urban areas. The configuration of EMS units and hospitals should be assessed to provide an efficient service. In this research, the effect of disasters is considered as the disturbance of the EMS system. The objective of this research is to assess the service area of EMS after a disaster. In this study, the deviation of service area is observed before and after the disturbance on the transportation infrastructure disaster.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 94-101
  • Monograph Title: Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Bridges

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  • Accession Number: 01545604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784478516
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2014 3:03PM