Analysis of the health network of Metropolitan Lima against large-scale earthquakes

Miguel Nunez-del-Prado, John Barrera

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Abstract

Peru is a highly seismic country located in the Ring of Fire, making it vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. In the present work, we examined Lima’s health system capacity from three different and complementary points of view. We first analyze the Hospital Treatment Capacity (HTC) of 41 hospitals of II and III categories from EsSalud and MINSA in Lima, Peru. Second, we computed the hospitals’ coverage area and their citizens’ health demand as the aftermath of an earthquake of 8 Mw magnitude. Finally, an accessibility simulation to reach the hospitals was performed, taking into account real traffic jams conditions and street degradation. This document aims to provide elements for the strengthening of the Peruvian fragile health system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-459
Number of pages15
JournalCommunications in computer and information science
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 May 2021
EventInternational Conference on Information Management and Big Data - Lima, Peru
Duration: 1 Oct 20203 Oct 2020
Conference number: 7
https://simbig.org/SIMBig2020/

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank our colleagues Gabriel Aguirre Martens and Hugo Alatrista-Salas for the discussion, review and suggestions that enrich the present work.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Health network
  • Earthquakes
  • Graph theory
  • Optimization

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