A Literature Review of the Use of GIS-Based Measures of Access to Health Care Services

  title={A Literature Review of the Use of GIS-Based Measures of Access to Health Care Services},
  author={Gary Higgs},
  journal={Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology},
The increasing availability of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in health organisations, together with the proliferation of spatially disaggregate data, has led to a number of studies that have been concerned with developing measures of access to health care services. The main aim of this paper is to review the use of GIS-based measures in exploring the relationship between geographic access, utilisation, quality and health outcomes. The varieties of approaches taken by researchers… CONTINUE READING
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