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Bozorgi Amiri A, Hossainzadeh A. Hospital Site Selection Using a Multi-Objective Model Considering Citizenship Equity Criteria: A Case Study. jhosp. 2018; 17 (2) :9-19
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5742-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, (*Corresponding author), Email: Alibozorgi@ut.ac.ir, Telefax: +982188021067, Address: College of Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, next to Jalal Ale-Ahmad Hwy.,North Kargar St. Tehran, Iran, PO Box: 1439955961
2- MSc in Industrial Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Today, one of the most important issues in hospital site selection is to consider the equity. This study aimed to provide a multi-objective model for fair Hospital site selection considering cost and use for hospitals construction in the future.
Materials and Methods: This study was an analytical-descriptive one conducted to determine the best locations for hospitals construction with respect to criteria of equity in Rasht city. For this purpose, after literature review, a three-objective model consist of p-median, p-envy and equitable loads objects was proposed; and the Rasht city was analyzed by model using the real data. In order to achieve the results and comparisons, the total weighting technique from the multi-objective decision-making techniques was used and solved with GAMS 24.1.1 software.
Results: This research can assist the decision-makers to consider the equity criteria to Hospital site selection in addition to the costs. Citizenship equity establishment and increasing in hospitals efficiency along with cost considerations can be regarded as the major achievements of this research for decision-makers in the health field.
Conclusion: Lack of proper attention to equity criteria hospital site selection, the results can be very unfair and can lead to irreparable consequences. This case study indicated the desirable function of the proposed model in hospital site selection with respect to the citizenship equity criteria in Rasht city. This study results can be given to managers as the proper basis for decision-making.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: مدیریت تسهیلات (فیزیکی ، تاسیساتی و تجهیزاتی ) در بیمارستان
Received: 2016/11/15 | Accepted: 2018/03/15 | Published: 2018/09/1

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