Title Application of a Gray-Based Decision Support Framework for Location Selection of a Temporary Hospital during COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors Hashemkhani Zolfani, Sarfaraz, YAZDANI, MORTEZA , Ebadi Torkayesh, Ali, Derakhti, Arman, YAZDANI, MORTEZA
External publication No
Means Symmetry-Basel
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
Publication date 01/06/2020
ISI 000550810700001
DOI 10.3390/sym12060886
Abstract The hospital location selection problem is one of the most important decisions in the healthcare sector in big cities due to population growth and the possibility of a high number of daily referred patients. A poor location selection process can lead to many issues for the health workforce and patients, and it can result in many unnecessary costs for the healthcare systems. The COVID-19 outbreak had a noticeable effect on people's lives and the service quality of hospitals during recent months. The hospital location selection problem for infected patients with COVID-19 turned out to be one of the most significant and complicated decisions with many uncertain involved parameters for healthcare sectors in countries with high cases. In this study, a gray-based decision support framework using criteria importance through inter-criteria correlation (CRITIC) and combined compromise solution (CoCoSo) methods is proposed for location selection of a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients. A case study is performed for Istanbul using the proposed decision-making framework.
Keywords COVID-19; criteria importance through inter-criteria correlation (CRITIC); combined compromise solution (CoCoSo); gray values; temporary hospital; location selection
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