Using a GIS and the American Community Survey to Address Community Health Problems

Using a GIS and the American Community Survey to Address Community Health Problems

J.ane L. McCall (Baystate Medical Center GIS Program, USA), Amy K. Pasini (Baystate Medical Center GIS Program, USA) and Richard B. Wait (Baystate Medical Center GIS Program, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-042-4.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter describes two case studies that demonstrate how the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be combined with community data to address healthcare problems. The purpose is to present a model that can be replicated by other hospitals or those with an interest in promoting the public health.

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