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A Multiobjective Approach to the Reorganization of Health-Service Areas: A Case Study

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  • J Malczewski

    (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland)

  • W Ogryczak

    (Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, PKiN VIII room 850, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland)

Abstract

In this paper the authors present an application of optimization techniques to the real-life problem of the reorganization of health-service areas. The problem is formulated as a linear programming problem with three objective functions. The values of the three objective functions proved to vary significantly depending on the assumed hierarchy of the objectives. Nevertheless, the multiobjective analysis based on parametric techniques was found to provide a compromise solution which implied significant improvement in the performance of the health-care system.

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  • J Malczewski & W Ogryczak, 1988. "A Multiobjective Approach to the Reorganization of Health-Service Areas: A Case Study," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 20(11), pages 1461-1470, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:20:y:1988:i:11:p:1461-1470
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    1. Ogryczak, Wlodzimierz, 1997. "On the lexicographic minimax approach to location problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 566-585, August.

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