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Optimal placement of mobile stroke units considering the perspectives of equality and efficiency

Dahllöf, Oliver; Hofwimmer, Felix; Holmgren, Johan and Petersson, Jesper LU (2018) 9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2018 In Procedia Computer Science 141. p.311-318
Abstract

It is widely known that the time to treatment is vital for patients who suffer from a stroke. Therefore, in different places in the world, the value of acquiring mobile stroke units has been identified. A mobile stroke unit is a specially developed ambulance for stroke treatment, which has special equipment and trained personnel who can perform intravenous stroke treatment (thrombolysis). It is clear that the involvement of mobile stroke units will aid at least a certain proportion of the stroke patients; however, mobile stroke units are often purchased and placed without any developed method or analysis of where and how it should be placed. In the current paper, we use expected value optimization in order to identify, depending on what... (More)

It is widely known that the time to treatment is vital for patients who suffer from a stroke. Therefore, in different places in the world, the value of acquiring mobile stroke units has been identified. A mobile stroke unit is a specially developed ambulance for stroke treatment, which has special equipment and trained personnel who can perform intravenous stroke treatment (thrombolysis). It is clear that the involvement of mobile stroke units will aid at least a certain proportion of the stroke patients; however, mobile stroke units are often purchased and placed without any developed method or analysis of where and how it should be placed. In the current paper, we use expected value optimization in order to identify, depending on what perspective is of interest, efficiency or equality, the optimal placement of a mobile stroke unit. In an experimental study, considering the Skane County in Sweden, we show that the placement of a mobile stroke unit may vary considerably depending on which of the two perspectives is adopted.

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Expected value optimization, Ischemic stroke, Mobile stroke unit, MSU, MSU placement, Stroke
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9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2018
series title
Procedia Computer Science
volume
141
pages
8 pages
publisher
Elsevier
conference name
9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2018
conference location
Leuven, Belgium
conference dates
2018-11-05 - 2018-11-08
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  • scopus:85058292460
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1877-0509
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10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.195
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>It is widely known that the time to treatment is vital for patients who suffer from a stroke. Therefore, in different places in the world, the value of acquiring mobile stroke units has been identified. A mobile stroke unit is a specially developed ambulance for stroke treatment, which has special equipment and trained personnel who can perform intravenous stroke treatment (thrombolysis). It is clear that the involvement of mobile stroke units will aid at least a certain proportion of the stroke patients; however, mobile stroke units are often purchased and placed without any developed method or analysis of where and how it should be placed. In the current paper, we use expected value optimization in order to identify, depending on what perspective is of interest, efficiency or equality, the optimal placement of a mobile stroke unit. In an experimental study, considering the Skane County in Sweden, we show that the placement of a mobile stroke unit may vary considerably depending on which of the two perspectives is adopted.</p>},
  author       = {Dahllöf, Oliver and Hofwimmer, Felix and Holmgren, Johan and Petersson, Jesper},
  booktitle    = {Procedia Computer Science},
  issn         = {1877-0509},
  keyword      = {Expected value optimization,Ischemic stroke,Mobile stroke unit,MSU,MSU placement,Stroke},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Leuven, Belgium},
  pages        = {311--318},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  title        = {Optimal placement of mobile stroke units considering the perspectives of equality and efficiency},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.195},
  volume       = {141},
  year         = {2018},
}