Foley, Ronan and Charlton, Martin and Fotheringham, A. Stewart
GIS in Health and Social Care Planning.
Handbook of Theoretical and Quantitative Geography.
Univ. de Lausanne-Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement, Lausanne, pp. 73-115.
The application of GIS and GI science approaches within health and social care has
been an established area for research for over twenty years. The chapter identifies
core theoretical concerns with topics such as: supply, demand, need and choice in
health care, and examines some of the ways in which these notions have been
modeled quantitatively in applied settings. In addition, summaries are provided of
previous research in the sub-themes of accessibility & utilization, health inequalities,
location-allocation modeling, epidemiology, service planning and health informatics.
The second part of the chapter examines three research case studies carried out by
the authors in the UK and Ireland around the areas of: a) cross-border hospital
accessibility, b) geographically-weighted regression modeling of illness data and, c)
the planning of social care services. The final section identifies some future directions
for work under the wider headings of spatial data, analysis and visualization
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||Health care; Social care; modeling; spatial data; visualisation;
||Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
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