Int. J. of Applied Systemic Studies   »   2017 Vol.7, No.1/2/3

 

 

Title: Modelling medical resource allocation with multimedia data on hyper aged district in Taiwan

 

Authors: Kuei Min Wang; Lin Hui; Fu-Yi Hung

 

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Department of Information Management, Shih Chien University, No. 200 University Road, Neimen, Kaohsiung 84550, Taiwan
Department of Innovative Information and Technology, Tamkang University, No.180, Linwei Rd., Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County 26247, Taiwan
Department of Innovative Information and Technology, Tamkang University, No.180, Linwei Rd., Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County 26247, Taiwan

 

Abstract: Facing the inevitable aging trend, Taiwan has implemented a long-term care program (LTC) to meet the demands of families with disabled seniors living at home. However, the medical resources currently provided by the local government, including physicians, nurses and physiotherapists that the shortage can reach 65%, 88% and 95%, has failed to catch up to the demands from the fast elderly growing population. The objective of this paper is to model the relationship of current disabled elderly at home and available medical resources by using linear programming. A multimedia data supported scenario and coordinated medical protocol have successfully provided the practical foundation of analysis in Taiwan. This study identifies the shortage of medical resources and provides optimal solution to shorten the difference under the cost concern is the number of (physician, nurse, and physiotherapists) to be (15, 27, and 22). This study excludes the local home care facilities for simplification purpose.

 

Keywords: disabled elderly; medical resource; multimedia data; model; demand-supply; Taiwan.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2017.10009776

 

Int. J. of Applied Systemic Studies, 2017 Vol.7, No.1/2/3, pp.63 - 77

 

Submission date: 30 Jun 2016
Date of acceptance: 19 Jan 2017
Available online: 18 Dec 2017

 

 

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