Hospital and Catchment Community

Catchment community  of a hospital is the community that the hospital has identified to serve.

Catchment community of a hospital can be defined based upon a number of factors including geographic boundaries, distance to the hospital, and actual travel time to the hospital.

A hospital should target solving the health problems of its catchment community.

I like to use the picture below to illustrate the concept of catchment community of  a hospital.



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