Originally published in 1986 Urban Hospital Location examines the rising costs of health care and how the problem of providing a cost-effective and equitable pattern of health services is now a vital issue in many countries. It looks at how location decisions are especially difficult in cities because of the shifting geographical distribution and demographic structure of urban populations. The book shows how the utilisation of health services is strongly influenced by their location and argues that better geographical organisation of health care facilities would contribute significantly to a better and more effective health service.
Table of Contents
List of Tables
1. Exploring the Problem and Establishing a Framework
2. The Geographical Organisation of Hospitals in Cities
3. The Impact of Travel Time on the Accessibility of Hospitals in Cities
4. The Demand for Health Services in Cities
5. London’s Population and Hospitals: 1801-1971