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Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Children: A Nationwide Survey in Finland
Background: The incidence of invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) infections varies in time and geographically for unknown reasons. We performed a nationwide survey to assess the population-basedExpand
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Accessibility of tertiary hospitals in Finland: A comparison of administrative and normative catchment areas.
The determination of an appropriate catchment area for a hospital providing highly specialized (i.e. tertiary) health care is typically a trade-off between ensuring adequate client volumes andExpand
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Mapping Opportunities for Enhancing Effective- ness of Health Care System by GIS Based Ac- cessibility Analyses: Locating Core and Support Services within Long Distances in Northern Fin- land
Finnish healthcare services have pressure for reorganisation. Particularly peripheral areas having decreasing and aging populations are challenging for health care, which is indeed evident inExpand
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Effect of centralization on geographic accessibility of maternity hospitals in Finland
Background In the past two decades, the number of maternity hospitals in Finland has been reduced from 42 to 22. Notwithstanding the benefits of centralization for larger units in terms of increasedExpand
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