Computing hospital system resilience: A supply-demand perspective

L. Ceferino, J. Mitrani-Reiser, A. Kiremidjian, G. G. Deierlein

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Abstract

Earthquakes put heavy strains on hospital systems during the disaster emergency response phase. Damage to hospitals and supporting infrastructure disrupts critical hospital functions and damage to the built environment in the hospital's catchment community causes injuries that require medical treatment. As a result, a compromised hospital system can result in decreased "supply" as "demand" increases. These two components are key to the analysis of hospital-system resilience in earthquake-prone areas. This study (1) examines relevant techniques to assess both multiseverity earthquake casualties and loss of hospital functionality following earthquakes, (2) provides a method for combining casualty and hospital functionality estimation to assess the earthquake resilience of the hospital system, and (3) highlights the importance of these outputs for emergency planners and other stakeholders in order to enhance the resilience of cities. An illustration of the methodology is included through an application to the city of Lima, Peru, subjected to an 8.8 Mw earthquake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
PublisherEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
Pages246-250
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510873254
StatePublished - 2018
Event11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
Volume1

Conference

Conference11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period6/25/186/29/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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