Next Article in Journal
Correction: Lee, J. et al. Acute Effects of Exposure to a Traditional Rural Environment on Urban Dwellers: A Crossover Field Study in Terraced Farmland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 1874–1893
Previous Article in Journal
The Dutch Comparative Scale for Assessing Volunteer Motivations among Volunteers and Non-Volunteers: An Adaptation of the Volunteer Functions Inventory
Open AccessArticle

Quantification of Similarity Relationships According to Parameters of Day Surgery System

1
Technical University of Košice, Letná 9, 04001 Košice, Slovak Republic
2
Research and Innovation Centre Bioinformatics, University Science Park Technicom, Technical University of Košice, Němcovej 5, 04001 Košice, Slovak Republic
3
Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Mostní 5139, 76001 Zlín, Czech Republic
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(24), 5048; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245048
Received: 19 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 December 2019 / Published: 11 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantitative Analysis Using Public Healthcare Data)
Performing day surgery should minimise a number of hospitalisation cases, but its use is determined by many factors. It takes advantage of the latest advances in surgical care, enabling better use of highly costly specialised operating room equipment. This analysis of the day surgery system of the Slovak Republic stands on an examination of the five specialised fields—surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, and urology. The explored period covers the years 2009 to 2017. The whole analysis is divided into the two sections—the youth category and for the adult category. For each case, a hospitalisation ratio is computed. A map visualisation supports the analysis outcome. A quantification of the similarity relationships between the regions is done according to a Euclidean distance approach and it is illustrated through the heat map. The centremost region is the Žilina Region with distance at a level of 1.9821, meaning that it performs as the most similar region to a development of a hospitalisation ratio in the whole Slovak Republic regarding all the examined aspects. The findings introduce an important platform for a creation of regional and national health plans in the area of healthcare provision for the population of the country. View Full-Text
Keywords: day surgery; healthcare; patient; hospitalisation; hospitalisation ratio; region; regional disparity; similarity; Euclidean distance; the Slovak Republic day surgery; healthcare; patient; hospitalisation; hospitalisation ratio; region; regional disparity; similarity; Euclidean distance; the Slovak Republic
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Gavurova, B.; Kovac, V.; Bejtkovsky, J. Quantification of Similarity Relationships According to Parameters of Day Surgery System. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 5048.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop