Modeling Spatial Accessibility to Health Care Facilities I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Studio 7, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Yanjia Cao, Zhu Jin
Chairs: Yanjia Cao


Promoting spatial accessibility to health care facilities has a significant effect on health care utilization, including hospital resource, nursing home resource and physician resource. Spatial accessibility emphasizes the importance of geographic barriers, such as spatial distance and availability of health care facilities. In this context, being able to measure and model the accessibility to health care facilities in space and time contributes a wider understanding of health care issues, which facilitates health care accessibility for patients.

This proposed session aims to bring together research focused on space and space-time analysis and modeling in terms of health care access. We would be delighted to see research from different perspectives, including computational algorithm and application as well as theoretical research. Examples of research topics would include:
-Development of spatial and space-time accessibility models
-Application of models to better understand access to health care facilities
-Analysis of geospatial patterns of health care accessibility
-Mobility analysis in the context of access to health care
-Measurement of spatial accessibility to health care facilities
-Optimization of health care accessibility
-Health care access and socioeconomic status


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Amy Hughes*, UTHealth Science Center at Houston, Sandi L Pruitt, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Simon C Lee, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Potential and Realized Spatial Accessibility to Breast Cancer Services for Rural Underinsured Women across North Texas 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Moying Li, University of Maryland - College Park, Kathleen Stewart*, University of Maryland - College Park, Assessing the Availability and Spatial Accessibility of Cervical Cancer Screening Services in Ondo State, Nigeria 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Ping Yin*, University of Mary Washington, Assessing the impact of place-based spatial accessibility to prenatal care on service utilization in Georgia with geographically weighted logistic regression and multilevel modeling 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Jason Gilliland, Director, Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL); Professor, Department of Geography, School of Health Studies, Department of Paediatrics, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, Tayyab Shah*, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, Andrew Clark, Project Coordinator & Research Associate Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, Geographic Accessibility to Primary Care Providers Among Vulnerable Populations in Southwestern Ontario 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Paul Delamater*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Using Floating Catchment Area (FCA) metrics to predict health care utilization patterns 20 9:20 AM

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