On the implementation of quantitative facility location models: The case of a hospital in a rural region

Abraham Mehrez, Zilla Sinuany-Stern, Tal Arad-Geva, Shemuel Binyamin

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Abstract

Recently a public committee has been appointed by the Israeli government. The committee was assigned to prepare regional plans for the northeastern Negev, in the southern part of Israel, in order to absorb some of the large waves of immigrants (about 400, 000) expected by the year 2000. Among the strategic issues treated by the committee were the questions when, where and whether to build a new hospital in the area. The locational decision was studied by first identifying a finite candidate set of possible sites. At the final stage various quantitative locational models were employed. In the next stage a subjective multicriteria model was further used to derive locationally preferred solutions. This paper focuses on the first stage. Furthermore, the suggested solution approach is discussed in light of strategic issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-625
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Analytical Hierarchy Process
  • Health care
  • Hospital
  • Location
  • Multicriteria analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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