A multiple criteria approach for defining the ambulance system structure: A case study

Z. Z.Z. Jenny, Díaz Ramírez, Edgar Granda, Bernardo Villarreal, Yazmin Maldonado

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Abstract

The definition of the Ambulance Emergency Medical System Structure (EMSS) is an important issue in the healthcare sector. The EMSS consists of the number and location of ambulance bases required to satisfy an established service level or optimize a certain criterion. An important effort of academic research has been realized to determine the optimal EMSS based on the optimization of single objectives. However, as evidenced by the different criteria utilized in the vast literature developed, this issue could be discussed under several criteria simultaneously such as demand coverage and ambulance response time concepts. In this paper, we will undertake a multicriteria approach for supporting decision makers to determine their most preferred EMSS. This approach is applied to the Monterrey metropolitan operations of the Mexican Red Cross. Results of the application are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages59-60
Number of pages2
Volume2018
EditionJUL
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 26 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Conference

Conference2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018
Period26/7/1827/7/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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