Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia
AbstractThe main objective of this paper is to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for identifying spatial accessibility to health centers in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia based on the drive-time analysis technique. A geo-database was created that includes the location of health centers, population distribution, and road networks. ArcGIS Network Analyst and overlay analyses were selected as the analysis tools for this paper. The results of the paper indicate that health centers that are located in the northern districts of Jeddah City have fewer registered patients. There are several areas of Jeddah City that have low accessibility to health centers because they fall outside the 30 min drive-time service area. These are located mainly in western, central, and northern city districts. Local health planners in Jeddah City can use the created application to allocate additional health centers in these less-served districts. View Full-Text
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Murad, A. Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 254.
Murad A. Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018; 7(7):254.Chicago/Turabian Style
Murad, Abdulkader. 2018. "Using GIS for Determining Variations in Health Access in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7, no. 7: 254.
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