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Volume 35, Issue 4

Spatial Accessibility of Hospital Healthcare in Łódź Voivodeship

Szymon Wiśniewski
  • Chair of Environmental Management and Spatial Policy, Łódź University, ul. Kopcińskiego 31, 90-142 Łódź, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-12-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0043


The article seeks to analyse the accessibility of hospital healthcare to inhabitants of Łódź voivodeship in 2015. The analysis comprises all the communes of the Łódź region as well as those of the neighbouring voivodeships from which the theoretical time of reaching hospitals in Łódź voivodeship does not exceed the maximum time assumed in the research. Accessibility was determined in reference to 51 hospitals, assuming that their ‘attractiveness’ was related to the number of permanent beds they offered. The research was conducted using the three-step floating catchment area method (3SFCA).

Keywords: accessibility; hospital; Łódź voivodeship; 3SFCA


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About the article

Received: 2016-03-15

Revised: 2016-10-09

Published Online: 2016-12-22

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Quaestiones Geographicae, Volume 35, Issue 4, Pages 157–166, ISSN (Online) 2081-6383, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2016-0043.

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