AN INTEGRATED METHODOLOGY FOR ESTIMATING DEMAND FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES WITH AN APPLICATION TO HOSPITAL CARE

A methodology to estimate the demand for essential services by enumeration district is developed. The framework of the methodology considers total demand for essential services and associated transportation to be the sum of latent and satisfied demand. The origins of latent demand are indicated by examining the barriers which must be overcome by an individual to satisfy an existing need. The method for estimating satisfied demand begins with census data by enumeration district. Actual usage rates of a service, cross-classified by factors influencing actual usage such as age, sex, race, and income are obtained from nation surveys and then applied to the local census data to obtain an estimate of satisifed demand for the service by enumeration district. The methodology was used to estimate of satisfied demand for the service by enumeration district. The methodology was used to estimate the satisfied demand for hospital care and was found to be accurate to within 7/10 of one percent for the study region.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Briggs, R
    • Enders, W T
    • Fitzsimmons, J A
    • Jensen, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-75-81 Res. Rept.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM