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GIS and Public Health By Ellen K. Cromley

GIS and Public Health by Ellen K. Cromley

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Summary

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the use GIS in analyzing and addressing public health problems. Each chapter includes numerous tables, figures, and concrete examples, as well as useful references and Internet resources.

GIS and Public Health Summary

GIS and Public Health by Ellen K. Cromley

This clearly written text provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of GIS in analyzing and addressing public health problems. The book lays a solid foundation in GIS, guides the reader through basic concepts and methods, and emphasizes practical applications. Issues discussed include ways that GIS can be used to map health events, identify disease clusters, investigate environmental health problems, and understand the spread of communicable and vector-borne infectious disease. Also covered are strategies for assessing patterns of health services delivery and assisting community groups in identifying local health issues. Each chapter includes numerous tables, figures, and concrete examples, as well as useful references and Internet resources. Complementing the text is a special website featuring sample GIS databases that users can download for hands-on practice with a variety of spatial analytical techniques.

GIS and Public Health Reviews

'While texts exist on GIS and medical geography, there is a strong need for a work that deals explicitly with GIS for public health applications. Now that need has been filled. This book not only outlines basic concepts of GIS use, but also explains in a very lucid manner a range of spatial analytical techniques that can be applied to the goal of improving human health.' Carol Hanchette, Research Triangle Institute

'No other book provides such a thorough introduction to GIS technologies, data, and methods of analysis, while focusing explicitly on issues and applications salient to public health practitioners, medical geographers, and epidemiologists.' Stephen A. Matthews, Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Geographic Information Systems. 2. Spatial Data. 3. Spatial Databases for Public Health. 4. Mapping Health Information. 5. Analysing Spatial Clustering of Health Events. 6. Analysing Environmental Hazards. 7. Analysing the Risk and Spread of Infectious Diseases. 8. Exploring the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease. 9. Analysing Access to Health Services. 10. Locating Health Services. 11. GIS and Community Health.

Additional information

GOR009737162
GIS and Public Health by Ellen K. Cromley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Guilford Publications
2002-04-11
340
1572307072
9781572307070
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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