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  1. The impact of road construction on the spatial characteristics of hospital utilization in the meru district of Kenya.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper examines the effect of road construction on the catchment area of a church hospital.

    It is hypothesized that the new road will reduce the spatial and travel cost relationships for the hospital's patients.

    Analysis of the data suggests that the space-reducing effect of the new road is more important than its effect on travel costs.

    Reductions in the cost of travel have not significantly changed the spatial pattern of in-patient utilization.

    In contrast, out-patients show the hospital is attracting patients from further afield, though this involves a similar expenditure on fares to that prior to road construction.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infrastructure routière, Accessibilité, Hôpital, Utilisation, Homme, Kenya, Afrique, Organisation santé, Distance, Analyse coût, Répartition spatiale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Road infrastructure, Accessibility, Hospital, Use, Human, Kenya, Africa, Public health organization, Distance, Cost analysis, Spatial distribution

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0373463

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.