Comparing potential spatial access with self-reported travel times and cost analysis to haemodialysis facilities in north-eastern Iran

Kiani, B. and Bagheri, N. and Tara, A. and Hoseini, B. and Hashtarkhani, S. and Tara, M. (2018) Comparing potential spatial access with self-reported travel times and cost analysis to haemodialysis facilities in north-eastern Iran. Geospatial Health, 13 (2). pp. 240-246.

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Abstract

End-stage renal disease patients regularly need haemodialysis three times a week. Their poor access to haemodialysis facilities is significantly associated with ony a high mortality rate. The present cross-sectional study aimed to measure the potential spatial access to dialysis services at a small area level (census tract level) in North Khorasan Province, Iran. The patients were interviewed to obtain their travel information. The two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method was used to measure the spatial accessibility of patients to the dialysis centres. The capacity of the dialysis centre was defined as the number of active dialysis facilities in each centre and the haemodialysis patients in each area were considered r as the users of dialysis services. The travel cost from each patient’s residenceu s to the haemodialysis facilities was visualized by the Kriging interpolation algorithm in the study area. Spatial accessibility to the dialysis centre was poor in the northern part of the study area. Fortunately, there were not many haemodialysis patients in that area. Patients’ travel costs were high in the northern areas compared to the rest of study area. We observed a statistically significant reverse correlation between the self-reported travel time and computed spatial accessibility (-0.570, P value <0.01, two-tailed spearman test). This study supports the notion that the 2SFCA method could be associated with revealed access time to dialysis facilities, especially in low traffic and in flat areas such as northern Khorasan. The mapping of patients’ distribution and interpolated travel cost to the haemodialysis facilities could help policymakers to allocate health resources to the areas where the need is greater. © B. Kiani et al., 2018.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Tara, M.; Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Taram@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Driving cost Haemodialysis Iran Kriging Spatial accessibility Travel time chronic kidney failure cost cross-sectional study economics health care delivery hemodialysis human procedures residential care self report spatial analysis statistics and numerical data travel Catchment Area (Health) Costs and Cost Analysis Cross-Sectional Studies Health Services Accessibility Humans Kidney Failure, Chronic Renal Dialysis
Subjects: WA Public Health
WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 05:50
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 05:50
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17371

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