A compilation of contributions from leading experts in the field, the primary focus of this book is on real practice in the use of GIS in public health. GIS in Public Health Practice covers disease mapping and spatial analysis, then moves on to GIS applications in communicable disease control and environmental health protection, and applications in health care planning and policy. It also explores other issues surrounding the use of GIS in public health, particularly data availability, data protection and e-governance. Detailing the methods used in the different applications, this book is for practitioners, researchers and graduate students studying public health and epidemiology.
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