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Table 3 Effects of closure and capacity transfer simulations in the capacity-distance model

From: The impact of rural hospital closures on equity of commuting time for haemodialysis patients: simulation analysis using the capacity-distance model

     Number of patients
  Capacity* Gini**   Commuting time (min)
    All 30< 45< 60< 90<
No closure   0.4 7374 490 229 39 1
Closure simulations
Closed hospital(s)
R1 −15 0.440 7374 505 242 40 1
R2 −70 0.459 7374 537 285 90 31
R3 −100 0.462 7374 569 298 105 11
R4 −116 0.457 7374 577 230 39 4
R5 −18 0.440 7374 507 230 39 4
R1-5 −319 0.507 7374 774 494 256 72
U1-4 −324 0.433 7374 490 229 39 1
Capacity transfer simulation
Double R1-5 and close U1-4 +319324 0.428 7374 473 206 30 0
  1. *Maximum number of patients of hospital(s) closed or transferred.
  2. **Gini coefficient of commuting time of all the patients.