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An Application of Multiattribute Utility Theory to the Planning of Emergency Medical Services

"An Application of Multiattribute Utility Theory to the Planning of Emergency Medical Services," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 18 (1984), 273-280 (with J.R. Baker, M.A. McKnew, and J.L. Ringuest). This research considers the problem of relating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to patient outcome. The hypothesis is that response time alone may be misleading as an EMS performance criterion. This research uses methods for approximating multiattribute utility functions to consider both response time and on-the-scene care. The final result is an optimization problem where the response time and desired personnel requirements are decision variables. These are important inputs in the planning for Emergency Medical Services.
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