A Novel Method for Defining Health Facility Catchment Areas in a Low Income Country

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Zinszer, K., Kigozi, R., Charland, K., Dorsey, D. G., Kamya, D. M., & Buckeridge, D. (2015). A Novel Method for Defining Health Facility Catchment Areas in a Low Income Country. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5764


The catchment areas of six health-care facilities in Uganda were determined using the cumulative case ratio: the ratio of the observed to expected utilization of a facility for a particular condition by patients from small administrative areas. Our approach is simple, reproducible, and is based on a statistical measure to decide which administrative units should be included in catchment areas. 

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