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Calculating driving distances between nursing homes and hospitals in NY

Investigator  Laurie Coots, HMS Department of Health Care Policy
Affiliation  HMS

This study examines the predictors and implications of hospitalizations to nursing homes in New York State. Among many other predictors, the CGA takes responsibility for geographical distance calculation between nursing homes and hospital facilities.

For this project the CGA geocoded the addresses of hospitals and nursing homes, and then performed network analysis to calculate driving distances between nursing homes and hospitals.