Assessing Patient bypass Behavior Using Taxi Trip Origin–Destination (OD) Data
AbstractMany patients prefer to use the best hospitals even if there are one or more other hospitals closer to their homes; this behavior is called “hospital bypass behavior”. Because this behavior can be problematic in urban areas, it is important that it be reduced. In this paper, the taxi GPS data of Beijing and Suzhou were used to measure hospital bypass behavior. The “bypass behavior index” (BBI) represents the bypass behavior for each hospital. The results indicated that the mean hospital bypass trip distance value ranges from 5.988 km to 9.754 km in Beijing and from 4.168 km to 10.283 km in Suzhou. In general, the bypass shares of both areas show a gradually increasing trend. The following hospitals exhibited significant patient bypass behavior: the 301 Hospital, Beijing Children’s Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University and the Suzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The hospitals’ reputation, transport accessibility and spatial distribution were found to be the main factors affecting patient bypass behavior. Although the hospital bypass phenomena generally appeared to be more pronounced in Beijing, the bypass trip distances between hospitals were found to be more significant in Suzhou. View Full-Text
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Yang, G.; Song, C.; Shu, H.; Zhang, J.; Pei, T.; Zhou, C. Assessing Patient bypass Behavior Using Taxi Trip Origin–Destination (OD) Data. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 157.
Yang G, Song C, Shu H, Zhang J, Pei T, Zhou C. Assessing Patient bypass Behavior Using Taxi Trip Origin–Destination (OD) Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(9):157.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Gege; Song, Ci; Shu, Hua; Zhang, Jia; Pei, Tao; Zhou, Chenghu. 2016. "Assessing Patient bypass Behavior Using Taxi Trip Origin–Destination (OD) Data." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5, no. 9: 157.
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