MICHIGAN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION MODEL MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS: AMBULANCE SERVICE-AREA ANALYSIS. REPORT NUMBER 8. STATEWIDE STUDIES

This report was completed for the Office of Health and Medical Affairs to assist them in evaluating how well the present system of emergency ambulance facilities are serving the state. Information was keyed to the zone system of the statewide transportation modeling system. Those files used were an ambulance facility file and the statewide highway network. Since a large portion of ambulance use is for automobile accidents, a statewide file of auto injuries by zone was used. Also, population and population density was used. To investigate the relationship between people and the number of vehicles in an area, a table was made for each statewide model zone in the state and include the following: (1) number of ambulance facilities, (2) number of vehicles, (3) population, (4) population density, and (5) ratio of population to number-of-vehicle. For a better statewide picture, a state map (SYMAP) showing the persons-per-ambulance density around the state was produced. An area may not have an ambulance facility in the immediate area but may still be served well since it is close via an expressway to an adjacent facility. Therefore, proximity analysis was used to show the facilities within 20 minutes driving time to every zone in the state. Also, from another perspective, the number of injuries within 20 minutes driving time of each facility was found. Information is displayed in list form as well as SYMAP form. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published as part of the Michigan Statewide Transportation Modeling System.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    State Transportation Building, 425 West Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 30050
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Authors:
    • Friend, A R
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00307608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 8 Monog Ser
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM