GIS in public health practice

edited by Ravi Maheswaran, Massimo Craglia

Significant advances in the evaluation and use of geographic information have had a major effect on key elements of public health. Strides in mapping technology as well as the availability and accuracy of health information enable public health practitioners to link and analyze data in new ways at international, regional, and even street levels. This geographical perspective generates new approaches in the study of communicable disease control, environmental health protection, health needs assessment, planning and policy, operational public health management, and many other areas. GIS in Public Health Practice includes contributions from the leading researchers in the field who participated in the First European Conference on Geographic Information Sciences and Public Health. This event promoted the use of GIS within the realm of public health. Specifically selected and expanded contributions illustrate particular areas of application and address issues of major importance. Many of the chapters have a UK or European focus, but examine issues, principles, and methods that are relevant worldwide. GIS in Public Health Practice is the first book to treat GIS as more than a mere technology. It recognizes GIS as a science that encompasses the development and application of scientific methods toward solving societal problems, an emerging facet of public health research and practice. This compilation is beneficial to all practitioners and researchers with an interest in public health.

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  • Introduction and overview Ravi Maheswaran, Massimo Craglia DISEASE MAPPING AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS Basic Issues in Geographical Analysis Ravi Maheswaran, Robert P. Haining Disease Mapping - Basic Approaches and New Developments Andrew B. Lawson Clustering of Disease Clive E. Sabel, Markku Loytonen GIS APPLICATIONS IN COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION GIS and Communicable Disease Control Thomas Kistemann, Angela Queste New Zealand Experience of Salmonella Brandenburg Infection in Humans and Animals John Holmes Using GIS for Environmental Exposure Assessment: Experiences from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit Kees de Hoogh, David Briggs, Samantha Cockings, Alex Bottle Using Modelled Outdoor Air Pollution Data for Health Surveillance Paul Brindley, Ravi Maheswaran, Tim Pearson, Stephen Wise, Robert P. Haining Health and Environment Information Systems Paul Aylin, Samantha Cockings GIS APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH CARE PLANNING AND POLICY Health GIS in the English National Health Service - a Regional Solution Ralph Smith GIS in District Public Health Work Edmund Jessop Using GIS to Assess Accessibility to Primary Health Care Services Andrew Lovett, Gilla Sunnenberg, Robin Haynes GIS in Public Health Care Planning - a United States Perspective Gregory A. Elmes DATA PROTECTION AND E-GOVERNANCE ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH GIS and Public Health in the Information Society Massimo Craglia, Alessandro Annoni Data Protection and Medical Research Deryck Beyleveld, David Townend Public and Patient Attitudes to the Use of Their Health Information: A Review of the Literature Rupert Suckling, Darren Shickle, Susan Wallace Mobile Phone Positioning Systems and the Accessibility of Health Services Markku Loytonen, Clive E. Sabel Conclusions and Future Prospects Massimo Craglia, Ravi Maheswaran

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書名 GIS in public health practice
著作者等 Craglia Massimo
Maheswaran Ravi
出版元 CRC Press
刊行年月 c2004
ページ数 xi, 308 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0415306558
NCID BA69969530
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国