Measure hospital spatial accessibility in national geographic condition monitoring : a case study of Dongguan city

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Measure hospital spatial accessibility in national geographic condition monitoring : a case study of Dongguan city

 

Author: Zhang, An
Title: Measure hospital spatial accessibility in national geographic condition monitoring : a case study of Dongguan city
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2015
Subject: Social service -- China -- Dongguan
Spatial analysis (Statistics)
Public hospitals -- China -- Dongguan
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Faculty of Construction and Environment
Pages: vi, 44 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2831559
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/8339
Abstract: Urbanization occurs as the main production of countries switch from agriculture to industry. A lot problems of social conflicts emerged. The supply of public service can't fill the needs of public is one of them. In order to achieve equitable and convenient access to public service, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of spatial accessibility of population. This study is based on the project National Geographic Condition Monitoring and choose public hospital as a representative. With the data provided by the government, a workflow of assess the spatial accessibility of public hospital is summarized. First, a road length weighted method is applied to downscale the population data from administrative district to resident settlement. Then, the two step floating catchment area method is applied to measure the spatial accessibility to public hospital. Detail steps to implement this model is written in the dissertation with some discussion and analysis. At last, the result is interpreted.Area with low accessibility is point out. The correlation of the data is also analyzed.

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