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Table 1

From: Designing a novel hybrid healthcare teleconsultation network: a benchtop study of telepathology in Iran and a systematic review

c ij The cost of request transmission from nodes i to node j
\( {a}_i^t \) The consultation fee of node i for responding to each request of type t
\( {h}_i^t \) The maximum number of consultation requests of type t that node i can respond
\( {l}_i^t \) The minimum number of consultation requests of type t that node i should respond
\( {r}_i^t \) The number of consultation requests of type t that node i has per day
u ij The maximum capacity of the link between node i and node j in both directions
\( {x}_{ik}^t \) \( \left\{\begin{array}{c}1\ \mathrm{if}\ \mathrm{node}\ i\ \mathrm{is}\ \mathrm{allowed}\ \mathrm{to}\ \mathrm{respond}\ \mathrm{to}\ \mathrm{the}\ \mathrm{requests}\ \mathrm{of}\ \mathrm{type}\ t\ \mathrm{from}\ \mathrm{node}\ k\ \\ {}\\ {}0\ \mathrm{Otherwise}\ \end{array}\ \right. \)
m t The number of consultations needed per request for the requests of type t