Feasibility Study on an Evidence-Based Decision-Support System for Hospital Site Selection for an Aging Population
AbstractAn aging population has significant, dynamic and complex healthcare needs. Meeting such needs in a sustainable manner requires the capability to prioritize and project multiple relevant criteria (e.g., dynamic population health, treatment preferences, resources, technological changes and location of facilities). Most current decision-making processes for urban hospital site selection rely on a combination of experience and statistical data, yet they lack robustness and trending capabilities. This leads to tremendous efficiency implications, as it is not uncommon for hospitals to have a lifespan of more than 100 years after they are built. Our research team has developed an evidence-based decision-support system, enhanced with a Geographic Information System (GIS), that has the potential to overcome these limitations. This paper presents a feasibility demonstration of our framework through a retrospective case study of hospital site selection in Dallas, Texas, demonstrating its positive value in providing a foundation for informed healthcare resource allocation in the context of an aging population. View Full-Text
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Kim, J.I.; Senaratna, D.M.; Ruza, J.; Kam, C.; Ng, S. Feasibility Study on an Evidence-Based Decision-Support System for Hospital Site Selection for an Aging Population. Sustainability 2015, 7, 2730-2744.
Kim JI, Senaratna DM, Ruza J, Kam C, Ng S. Feasibility Study on an Evidence-Based Decision-Support System for Hospital Site Selection for an Aging Population. Sustainability. 2015; 7(3):2730-2744.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Jung I.; Senaratna, Devini M.; Ruza, Jacobo; Kam, Calvin; Ng, Sandy. 2015. "Feasibility Study on an Evidence-Based Decision-Support System for Hospital Site Selection for an Aging Population." Sustainability 7, no. 3: 2730-2744.