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Heydari Chianeh R, Mohamadi Torkamani H, Vaezi M. Assessing the Spatial justice and therapeutic application based on GIS: A case report in Tabriz Metropolitan. jhosp. 2017; 16 (3) :19-29
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5708-en.html
1- Associate Professor of Geography and urban Planning, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
2- PhD student of Geography and urban Planning, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran (*Corresponding author), Email: mohamadi.h69@gmail.com, Address: Department of Geography and urban Planning, Faculty of Geography and Planning, 29th farvardin Blvd. Tabriz, Iran
3- Master Student in Land Use Planning, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
Abstract:   (2291 Views)

Background:  Equitable and suitable access of all citizens to the urban public service is one of the primary principles of urban planning, which with the rise of the justice-centered approaches in recent decades has been double care. In the meantime, access to health services as one of the vital public service has greater sensitivity. This research has been performed with aim of identify enjoyed and non-enjoyed regions regarding health care and its distribution assessment applications in Tabriz city.
Materials and Methods: For the access analysis ARC GIS software, specially Network Analysis tool and Williamson and entropy index and has been utilized. Also, considering respective per capita, Tabriz city population needs and the existing deficiencies have been specified.
Results: The study results indicate that %76 of Tabriz city population have optimal access to healthcare facilities. In contrast, in the analysis of access to hospitals %36 of population have optimal access to theme and %64 have Undesirable access. Also, in urban zones analyses unit, based on Williamson index analysis, the index was calculated 0.67 to Tabriz city, which indicates an imbalance in the distribution of health care Facilities in the Tabriz city.
Conclusion: In general, zone 2 has the most balanced distribution of health care facilities and zone 9 is suffering from imbalanced distribution of health care facilities. It is suggested that in order to reduce the inequalities in the enjoyment of health care facilities, proper assessment about to existing facilities and future planning, in terms of Threshold, capacity and access should be conducted.

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Type of Study: Case Study | Subject: سایر
Received: 2016/07/21 | Accepted: 2017/10/7 | Published: 2017/10/28

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