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Drone delivery models for healthcare

Scott, J., & Scott, C. (2017). Drone delivery models for healthcare. https://aisel.aisnet.org/hicss-50/hc/global_health/7/


This paper focusses on delivery models for urgent healthcare packages, like blood, medicine, defibrillators, samples and vaccines. Prototype ambulance drones are already currently in use, and since drone technologies are getting better and better, this is a mere glimpse at what the future can do to speed up first-aid and healthcare as a whole. This paper provides 2 models for logistics networks, designed to provide timely delivery of healthcare. The model uses warehouses and drone nests. The packages are transported from the warehouses to the drone nests by land, and then brought to the final destination by drone.