Decision support system for earthquake risk mitigation for hospitals and health facilities

Sarvenaz Amini Haji Bashi, Alireza Azarbakht, John Douglas

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Abstract

Although the time of catastrophic earthquakes is not predictable, some mitigation actions can be taken to enhance preparedness against such events. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are expected to remain operational during and after moderate to severe earthquakes. Taking mitigation measures in hospitals that are located in earthquake-prone regions is a wise decision that can lead to less damage in case of large earthquakes. Prioritizing these measures is of great importance from the economical point of view. This study employs a recent decision-making approach based on multiple criteria and cost-benefit analyses to help prioritize feasible mitigation actions for a hypothetical healthcare facility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2022
EventThird European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology - Burcharest, Romania
Duration: 4 Sept 20229 Sept 2022
https://3ecees.ro/

Conference

ConferenceThird European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Abbreviated title3ECEES
Country/TerritoryRomania
CityBurcharest
Period4/09/229/09/22
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Keywords

  • operational earthquake forecasting
  • mitigation action
  • time-dependent seismic hazard
  • earthquake emergency management plan
  • Sina Athar medical centre

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