(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Determining the location of suitable satellite centres for chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment within Edo state, Nigeria

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OVIASU O.I. (1) ;
(1) Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Ile-Ife, NIGERIA


The study investigates the accessibility to healthcare for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients within Edo state, Nigeria. It involves the use of travel time models to explore the efficiency of the structure of healthcare for CKD patients within the study area as well as evaluate potential scenarios that could improve the CKD healthcare service in the area. Therefore, the study attempts to identify a suitable method of remotely identifying potential locations that can be suitable for providing healthcare for CKD patients at the earlier stages of the disease. In order to minimise the distance between CKD patients and CKD healthcare facilities. The results indicate that the current healthcare structure was not efficient and identified potential locations among the available health centres within the state that would help reduce accessibility issues relating to the number of CKD patients that are being treated within the state


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 527-538]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl. cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9511-0

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