A Quasihierarchical Location-Allocation Model for Primary Health Care Planning

James M. Tien, Khalaf El-Tell

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In studying primary health care (PHC) systems in developing countries, a quasihierarchical relationship between health centers and village clinics is identified; it is based not only on an organizational attachment of one or more village clinics to every health center, but also on the daily presence of a health center-based physician at each clinic. A unique zero-one integer programming model is developed and applied to a PHC system in Jordan. The PHC coverage problem is explicitly addressed in the model; its objective is to enhance both the accessibility to PHC services and the availability of physician-provided services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)


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