Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity

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Dezember 2005



Introduces a community health group to the potential of using a geographic information system (GIS) to improve birth outcomes. This book provides an overview of why geography is important in the investigation of health, and shows the importance of the four main components of a GIS. It also introduces the importance of GIS.


A sample of contents: Explaining the Geography of Infant Health; An Introduction to GIS; The Geography of Health Risks; Spatial/Temporal Stability in Neighborhoods of Risk; Patient Confidentiality.


Andrew Curtis, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University. He is also Director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health. Michael Leitner, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. Dr. Leitner is the chair of the Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.
EAN: 9781591407560
ISBN: 1591407567
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: IRM PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 317 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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