[Tagging] Catchment Areas
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Dec 5 02:11:27 GMT 2012
On 12/03/2012 04:32 PM, Christopher Baines wrote:
> I can see the food issue is becoming a recurring theme, and this is
> detracting from the main reason I put forward this proposal. I have now
> removed the food references from the proposal, such that now, the
> subjects of the relation would be schools and medical facilities, whose
> catchment areas are better defined, and of more use to more people.
I can see how this would work for government-run schools, since the
students living within a certain area are assigned to go to that
school. I don't really see how it would work with medical facilities,
since (at least in the USA) people aren't told "because you live in this
district, you must go to this particular hospital". Plus, a lot of
larger hospitals specialize in certain types of medical care, so which
hospital you go to depends on what medical condition is being treated.
In the case of certain rare medical conditions, this may mean that they
have patients coming from hundreds of miles away, and it would not seem
practical to include a catchment area that large.
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