The development of several ambulance location models have been discussed in the academic literature. Most of these models have been further extended to consider more realistic situations into account and the use of different assessment criteria. However, there is not an exhaustive literature that takes the existing standard models to compare them according to the criteria used in practice, especially when comparisons use real data, and it is even scarcer for data coming from developing countries. In this work, we undertake the task of comparing the performance of several ambulance location models on coverage and response time criteria. The results of this work are important to help emergency medical organizations to define their most adequate model for defining their ambulance base structure. The comparison of the models is carried out in two Mexican emergency operations of the Red Cross located in the cities of Monterrey and Tijuana. The particular results help to dimension the capacity of the system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jul 2018|
|Event||The Second European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management|
- IESEG Paris Campus, La Défense, Paris, France
Duration: 26 Jul 2018 → 27 Jul 2018
|Conference||The Second European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management|
|Abbreviated title||IEOM Paris 2018|
|Period||26/7/18 → 27/7/18|
Díaz Ramírez, J., Granda Gutiérrez, E. M. A., Villarreal, B., & Frutos, G. (2018). A comparison of ambulance location models in two Mexican cases. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (JUL, 2018 ed., Vol. 2018, pp. 46-58).  IEOM Society.