CHAPTER 4
FACILITY LOCATION

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Recognize the need for location analysis.
• Evaluate alternative location methods and their application to health care facilities.
• Review the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in health care facility location.
• Develop a facility location using appropriate location analysis.
Locating health services in a community is not an everyday decision for health care managers. However, it is important to study this problem, not so much simply because of its strategic nature, but because, in addition, today’s health care facilities are operating in competitive markets, which means that building or relocating new facilities is a strategic decision that cannot tolerate mistakes. A health ...

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