Joint Location and Dispatching Decisions for Emergency Medical Service Systems
Héctor H. Toro Díaz
We propose an optimization model for locating and dispatching ambulances. The model captures system busyness by using a queuing model with consideration for different dispatching policies. The model seeks to simultaneously find optimal location and dispatching policies, from different optimization perspectives including efficiency and fairness. A heuristic solution procedure is provided based on genetic algorithms (GAs) with an embedded hypercube queuing model. Several case studies including one with real-world data are presented.
Toro Diaz, Hector H.; Mayorga, Maria E.; and McLay, Laura, "Joint Location and Dispatching Decisions for Emergency Medical Service Systems" (2013). Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS). 71.