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

Miguel Nunez-del-Prado, John Barrera

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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
Title of host publicationInformation Management and Big Data - 7th Annual International Conference, SIMBig 2020, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Antonio Lossio-Ventura, Jorge Carlos Valverde-Rebaza, Eduardo Díaz, Hugo Alatrista-Salas
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-76228-5
StatePublished - 21 May 2021
EventInternational Conference on Information Management and Big Data - Lima, Peru
Duration: 1 Oct 20203 Oct 2020
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1410 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Management and Big Data
Abbreviated titleSIMBig
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  • Health network
  • Earthquakes
  • Graph theory
  • Optimization


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