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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 23)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 57-63
Silvia Casado , University of Burgos
Jesús F. Alegre , University of Burgos
Ada Álvarez , Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Joaquín A. Pacheco , University of Burgos
ABSTRACT
This work is aimed at finding the best locations in which to place health resources for treating patients who have suffered a diabetic coma in the province of Burgos, Spain. The authors have modeled the problem of locating facilities in Burgos to minimize the number of patients who suffer permanent damage after going into a diabetic coma. To do so, they introduced two probabilities: that of a patient suffering a diabetic coma, and that of a patient in a coma having permanent damage. The authors adapted, implemented, and compared the algorithms based on three metaheuristic strategies: scatter search, tabu search, and variable neighborhood search.
INDEX TERMS
Location, stochastic model, scatter search, tabu search, variable neighborhood search.
CITATION
Silvia Casado, Jesús F. Alegre, Ada Álvarez, Joaquín A. Pacheco, "Heuristic Solutions for Locating Health Resources", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. , pp. 57-63, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.8
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