A geographical information systems-based approach to health facilities and urban traffic system in Belgrade, Serbia

  • Aleksandar Valjarević | aleksandar.valjarevic@tdtu.edu.vn Department for Management of Science and Technology Development; Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2997-2164
  • Dragana Valjarević Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia.
  • Zorica Stanojević-Ristić Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia.
  • Tatjana Djekić Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia.
  • Nebojša Živić Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia.

Abstract

We studied the geospatial distribution of health facilities in Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia, in relation to the public transport system. Analyses in this research were based on advanced geographical information systems using numerical methods. We calculated accessibility to health centres as based on public transport properties accounting for the movement of citizens, as well as patients, through the city. Based on results, the city of Belgrade has a moderate connectivity. Public health centres and a group of other health centres in the central-east part of the city have a better connectivity. Also, in this paper we estimated that the average time necessary to reach health facilities on foot is 100 minutes and by public transport vehicles such as buses, trams and trolleys is 42 minutes.

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2018-11-09
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GIS analysis, Accessibility, Health centres, Public transport, Gravity model, Belgrade, Serbia
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Valjarević, A., Valjarević, D., Stanojević-Ristić, Z., Djekić, T., & Živić, N. (2018). A geographical information systems-based approach to health facilities and urban traffic system in Belgrade, Serbia. Geospatial Health, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2018.729