Location Accessibility of PHC and Health Care Travel Performance in Madurai District

Authors : C.Vinothini; V. Saravanabavan; V. Emayavaramban

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493591

The promotion and protection of health of people is essential for a sustained economic and social development, thus contributing for a better quality of life. The use of health care services was obtained from the level of utilization and preference of the consumers to these services .This will ultimately helps us to understand the spatial behavior in the health movement pattern. The study area Madurai district lies between 9° 30′ north to 10° 30′ North latitudes and 77° 30′ east to 78° 30′ East longitudes. It has 13 blocks and 665 revenue villages. The total geographical area is 384,680 hectares. The present study attempts1.To analyze the identification of spatial distribution of health care centers in Madurai district 2. To analyze the significance of health care location and its efficiency 3.To analyze the travel and movement pattern of patients from their residence to PHC with respect to their Male and female indicators.4. To derive a conceptual frame work towards strengthening the foundation for integrated health care delivery system in Madurai district. The study was based on both primary and secondary sources. The data collection was made by using the method of stratified Random sampling and a total of 260 Questionnaire sample were drawn. In this study GIS, an important tool of analysis for map interpretation was used for analysis of data. The accessibility of PHC was done by Graphic techniques such as Thiessen Polygon, overlay analyzing, Rn statistics. The study has identified that PHC location played a major role in the health status and travel pattern for health utilization of Travel in Madurai district.

Keywords : PHC-GIS- RN Statistic – Thiessen Polygon – Travel pattern –– Overlay-Buffering.


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