MICHIGAN STATEWIDE PROJECT REPORT: PROXIMITY OF PEOPLE TO GENERAL-PURPOSE HOSPITALS

This report is another demonstration of how the social impacts of alternative transportation plans can be monitored quickly with a Statewide Transportation Modeling System. Using Proximity Analysis, the Department of Public Health can compare alternative plans using two illustrated criteria: the possible shift in service potential of each hospital and the degree to which the system of hospitals serves all areas of the state. As a sample of the first criterion, the concentration of people within specified driving times around each hospital is measured. For the second, each subarea of Michigan is examined to see how many hospitals its residents can reach in twenty, forty, and sixty minutes. This sort of information facilitates input to the transportation planning process in its early stages, as required by recent Federal legislation. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00307616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monog Ser
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM