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A spatial analysis study of socioeconomics, accessibility and remoteness from primary health care services in Tasmania

Citation

Le, Q and Auckland, SRJ and Harris, A, A spatial analysis study of socioeconomics, accessibility and remoteness from primary health care services in Tasmania, not applicable (2010) [Contract Report]

Abstract

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provides a powerful mapping tool for assisting in public health programs and health resource management. This enables policymakers and health workers to target services in accordance with the needs of different communities. This study uses GIS-based analysis to identify the relationship between spatial access, utilisation, quality and health outcomes of primary health care services in Tasmania. This research is useful to health professionals in identifying where health problems lie and for initiating ideas and actions to improve health access for disadvantaged or at-risk communities. It will be a solid foundation for external grants.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:spatial analysis, accessibility, SES
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health and Community Services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Rural Health
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Auckland, SRJ (Mr Stuart Auckland)
UTAS Author:Harris, A (Ms Anita Harris)
ID Code:66986
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-02-22
Last Modified:2011-03-07
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