CLUSTERING ANALYSIS CONSIDERING THE UTILITY COST OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN DISASTER RESPONSE FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
Albert Y. Chen1 and Ting-Yi Yu2
1) Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
2) Graduate Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract: The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is the function for the provision of immediate and appropriate aid to a patient. As part of the traditional triad first responders, EMS plays an important role in disaster response. In this work, the dependency of the EMS on the service provided by the transportation infrastructure is considered. The objective of this research is to improve the effectiveness of EMS after the disaster. In this research, the Geographic Information System (GIS) serves as a tool for the service area analysis of EMS before and after of the disaster. Cluster analysis is applied to determine the on-post EMS facilities for temporary medical services.
Keywords: EMS, disaster, GIS, clustering, R-tree
Albert Y. Chen, Ting-Yi Yu. “CLUSTERING ANALYSIS CONSIDERING THE UTILITY COST OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN DISASTER RESPONSE FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE.” In Proceedings of International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI 2015), 124. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.