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
Title of host publicationInformation management and big data
Subtitle of host publication7th Annual International Conference, SIMBig 2020, Lima, Peru, October 1–3, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Antonio Lossio-Ventura, Jorge Carlos Valverde-Rebaza, Eduardo Díaz, Hugo Alatrista-Salas
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages445-459
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-76228-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-76227-8
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/

Publication series

NameCommunications in computer and information science
PublisherSpringer
Number1410
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Management and Big Data
Abbreviated titleSIMBig
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityLima
Period1/10/203/10/20
Internet address

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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