A GIS based investigation of spatial accessibility to health care facilities by local communities within an urban fringe area of Melbourne

Ahmad, S 2012, A GIS based investigation of spatial accessibility to health care facilities by local communities within an urban fringe area of Melbourne, Masters by Research, Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University.


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Title A GIS based investigation of spatial accessibility to health care facilities by local communities within an urban fringe area of Melbourne
Author(s) Ahmad, S
Year 2012
Abstract Adequate and equitable access to health care facilities by local communities in urban areas is an important issue of human service provision to both public policy makers and urban planners. Equitable and easy access to health care facilities is often considered one of the main objectives of many health care systems. Due to spatial variations in population distribution, transportation infrastructure as well as distribution of health care facilities, there exists spatial variation in accessibility to the health care facilities and locations where accessibility to health care facilities is poor. This study aims to use a GIS based case study approach and “spatial accessibility” measures, derived from fine spatial resolution datasets, to characterize and reveal spatial variations in access to health care facilities and identify disadvantaged locations / local communities in a selected urban fringe area in Melbourne, Australia.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
Keyword(s) Spatial Accessibility
Health care
Melbourne
GIS
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