A Novel Method for Defining Health Facility Catchment Areas in a Low Income Country

Kate Zinszer, Ruth Kigozi, Katia Charland, Dr. Grant Dorsey, Dr. Moses Kamya, David Buckeridge


The catchment areas of six health-care facilities in Uganda were determined using the cumulative case ratio: the ratio of the observed to expected utilization of a facility for a particular condition by patients from small administrative areas. Our approach is simple, reproducible, and is based on a statistical measure to decide which administrative units should be included in catchment areas. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5764

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