This paper discusses the development of a geographical information system (GIS) for analysing the spatial distribution of community-based health services and the patients who use them on the Wirral peninsula in North West England.
Information, with full geographical coding, has been obtained about General Practitioners (GPs) on the Wirral and the services they provide, together with the location, age and sex of the patients registered with them.
Data have also been assembled on the services provided at local clinics.
This is augmented with information on administrative boundaries and the street network held in digital form, and with statistical information for small areas covering demographic structure, social conditions and deprivation.
The GIS is being used to identify catchment areas for different services and to produce demographic, social and residential profiles for the patients who use them.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Répartition géographique, Organisation santé, Système santé, Système information, Planification, Analyse spatiale, Soin santé primaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Geographic distribution, Public health organization, Health system, Information system, Planning, Spatial analysis, Primary health care, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0221241
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.