The Evaluation of Ardabil's Rural Districts to possess HealthCare Services with Spatial justice Approach

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University Of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Ph.D. student, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University Of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

3 MSc, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University Of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

4 MSc student, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University Of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.


The healthcare as one of the most important social sections has decisive role in the health of the community members in every community. The present study aims to evaluate Ardabil's rural districts to possess Healthcare services with space justice approach.This research is practical and descriptive-evaluative in terms of purpose and nature respectively. For this purpose, 13 healthcare indicators were selected according to different texts and available statistics and they were weighed by entropy method and they were determined using this data in order to analyze in different methods (Topsis, Vicor, Saw) and the Copland method was finally determined for development level of healthcare services from the view point of spatial justice in Ardabil's villages.The obtained results of each method reveals that each of the models indicates different levels of healthcare development. So, an integration technique was used as Copeland in order to get general consensus. there is a meaningful relationship between the rural districts' development with the population and their distance from civil centers. According to the research results, it is proposed that the rural districts with lower grade in terms of the healthcare indicators (more deprived) should be in priority for planning and application of development projects.


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