A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR AMBULANCE LOCATION AND DEPLOYMENT

 

Funda Samanlioglu, Zeki Ayag, Ahmet Yucekaya, Alev Kilic, Ilgim Balkuvar, Zeray Cikrikci

 

Abstract

 

Response time is crucial in case of events that require emergency medical services (EMS) such as illnesses, large-scale emergency needs, accidents, etc. since this service is directly related with life threatening incidences. Response time is mostly related to the location and deployment of EMS. In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to locate and deploy ambulance stations so that all demand areas are covered in terms of “primary” or “secondary” coverage. These terms are defined based on the response time of ambulances in case of an event. In the model, two types of ambulance stations are considered, independent stations located outside health facilities, and stations located inside health facilities. The mathematical model is applied in selected areas of Istanbul and solved optimally with LINGO 7.0 solver.

 

Lecture Notes in Management Science (2011) Vol. 3: 277-284

3rd International Conference on Applied Operational Research, Proceedings

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ISSN 2008-0050 (Print)

ISSN 1927-0097 (Online)

 

ARTICLE OUTLINE

 

·         Introduction

·         Mathematical Model

·         Application In Istanbul

·         Conclusion

·         References

 

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