Making regional facility location decisions: the example of Hospital do Oeste Norte, Portugal

  • Jorge Gonçalves | jorgemgoncalves@tecnico.ulisboa.pt Centre for Urban and Regional Systems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • J. Antunes Ferreira Centre for Urban and Regional Systems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Beatriz Condessa Centre for Urban and Regional Systems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal.

Abstract

This paper seeks to contribute to the debate on the decision-making process for the location of large public facilities, responding to the growing demand for greater rationality in public investment whilst still offering services of quality and addressing the problem of spatial friction. The specific problem analysed in this paper is the need to define the best location for a public hospital in a particular region of Portugal. The singularity of the approach adopted lies above all in the seg- mentation into macro-location and micro-location.

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2014-11-01
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Keywords:
public facility, macro-location, micro-location, local development, hospital, Portugal.
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Gonçalves, J., Ferreira, J. A., & Condessa, B. (2014). Making regional facility location decisions: the example of Hospital do Oeste Norte, Portugal. Geospatial Health, 9(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2014.1