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Geographic information systems and health applications

Author: Omar A Khan; Ric Skinner
Publisher: Hershey, PA : Idea Group Pub., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in health are diverse and extensive. This work presents a sampling of the many applications utilizing GIS in the field of health. Topics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Omar A Khan; Ric Skinner
ISBN: 1591400422 9781591400424 1591400767 9781591400769
OCLC Number: 50002676
Description: xv, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Race, class and place: directions for the future of public health. --
2. Understanding health disparities through geographic information systems. --
3. Using a GIS and the American Community Survey to address community health problems. --
4. The application of spatial analysis to the public health understaning of alcohol and alcohol-related problems. --
5. The new kid on the block: a look at how geographic information systems are changing the face of cancer research. --
6. Community breast cancer mapping in Huntington, Long Island. --
7. Application of a GIS-based statistical method to assess spatio-temporal changes in breast cancer clustering in the Northeastern United States. --
8. Geographical analysis of disease in small areas using hierarchical Bayesian models: mapping men's lung cancer mortality in Galicia, Spain. --
Using hierarchical nearest neighbor analysis and animation to investigate the spatial and temporal patterns of raccoon rabies in West Virginia. --
10. Spatial cluster analysis for etiological research and identification of socio-environmental risk factors. --
11. The use of GIS and remote sensing in Schistosomiasis control in China. --
12. Bacterial source tracking of nonpoint source pollution using GIS and DNA fingerprinting techniques. --
13. Spatial modeling of risk factors for gender-specific child mortality in a rural area of Bangladesh. --
14. Using GIS to unveil distance effects on hospitalizations in Victoria. --
15. Spatial accessibility to primary care and physician shortage area designation: a case study in Illinois with GIS approaches. --
16. Using GIS with publicly available data for hospital market share analysis. --
17. Mapping accessibility to general practitioners.
Responsibility: Omar A. Khan, editor ; Ric Skinner, associate editor.

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