The development of a spatial model of accessibility to phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation programs

Deborah van Gaans, Graeme Hugo, Andrew Tonkin

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Existing Phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation services are currently underutilised and improving access will be necessary because of ageing of the population and falling case-fatality rates. The Spatial Model of Accessibility to Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs was developed to quantify accessibility to out-patient cardiac rehabilitation in Australia. A geographic information system (GIS) was used to combine both geographic and socio-economic aspects of accessibility. The model was developed by integrating the socio-economic information gathered by survey and incorporating a distance decay model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-231
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Spatial Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


  • access
  • equity
  • health services

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