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Type: Journal article
Title: The development of a spatial model of accessibility to phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation programs
Author: van Gaans, D.
Hugo, G.
Tonkin, A.
Citation: Journal of Spatial Science, 2016; 61(1):217-231
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1449-8596
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Deborah van Gaans, Graeme Hugo and Andrew Tonkin
Abstract: Existing Phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation services are currently underutilised and improving access will be necessary because of ageing of the population and falling case-fatality rates. The Spatial Model of Accessibility to Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs was developed to quantify accessibility to out-patient cardiac rehabilitation in Australia. A geographic information system (GIS) was used to combine both geographic and socio-economic aspects of accessibility. The model was developed by integrating the socio-economic information gathered by survey and incorporating a distance decay model.
Keywords: Access; health services; equity
Rights: © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
RMID: 0030041326
DOI: 10.1080/14498596.2015.1059375
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