PRIMARY HEALTH CARE APPLICATION OF THE QUASI-HIERARCHICAL LOCATION-ALLOCATION MODEL.

James M. Tien, Khalaf El-Tell

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Abstract

A quasi-hierarchical relationship between health centers and village clinics is identified in primary health care (PHC) systems in developing countries. 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 applied to a PHC system in Jordan. The model explicitly addresses the PHC coverage problem; its objective is to enhance both the accessibility to PHC services and the availability of physician-provided services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages74-78
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Tien, J. M., & El-Tell, K. (1983). PRIMARY HEALTH CARE APPLICATION OF THE QUASI-HIERARCHICAL LOCATION-ALLOCATION MODEL. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 74-78). IEEE.