A hierarchical model for the location of perinatal facilities in the municipality of rio de janeiro
2002
European Journal of Operational Research
3
138
495-517
Journal_Article
Regional_Health_Planning||Birthing_Centers||Equitable_Resource_Allocation||Quality_of_Life
Combinatorial_Optimization_Location_problems||Algorithms_Heuristics
Strategic
No
No
Article Link
Galvao, R. D. A. E., Luis Gonzalo; Boffey, Brian. (2002). A hierarchical model for the location of perinatal facilities in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. [Journal Article]. European Journal of Operational Research, 138(3), 495-517. doi: 10.1016/s0377-2217(01)00172-2
We present a 3-level hierarchical model for the location of maternal and perinatal health care facilities in Rio de Janeiro. Relaxations and heuristics are developed for this model and computational results are given for problems available in the literature, for networks ranging from 10 to 400 vertices. The quality of the solutions produced by the procedures we developed do not differ significantly among themselves. The model is also applied to a case study corresponding to real 1995 data of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro.