An integrated framework for the geographic surveillance of chronic disease

  title={An integrated framework for the geographic surveillance of chronic disease},
  author={Niko Yiannakoulias and Lawrence W. Svenson and Donald Peter Schopflocher},
  journal={International Journal of Health Geographics},
  pages={69 - 69}
BackgroundGeographic public health surveillance is concerned with describing and disseminating geographic information about disease and other measures of health to policy makers and the public. While methodological developments in the geographical analysis of disease are numerous, few have been integrated into a framework that also considers the effects of case ascertainment bias on the effectiveness of chronic disease surveillance.ResultsWe present a framework for the geographic surveillance… 
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