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2014 Estimation of Hospital Potential Capacity and Basic Reproduction Number
Fei Wang, Linhua Wang, Peng Wang
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014(SI01): 1-5 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/875474


In order to reflect the population covered by institutional medical services, the concept of hospital potential capacity is proposed and a formula for its estimation is developed based on a population dynamic model. Using the collected data on hospital outpatient and inpatient services and the demographical information on Chongqing as an example, the demand for medical resource allocation in Chongqing is dynamically estimated. Moreover, the proposed formula is also useful in the estimation of the basic reproduction number in epidemiology. The results can be contributed to the improvement of decision-making in the allocation of medical resources and the evaluation of the interventions and control efforts of the infectious disease.


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Fei Wang. Linhua Wang. Peng Wang. "Estimation of Hospital Potential Capacity and Basic Reproduction Number." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI01) 1 - 5, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 6 October 2014

zbMATH: 07023239
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/875474

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

Vol.2014 • No. SI01 • 2014
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