An integrated framework for the geographic surveillance of chronic disease

  title={An integrated framework for the geographic surveillance of chronic disease},
  author={N. Yiannakoulias and L. W. Svenson and Donald Peter Schopflocher},
  booktitle={International journal of health geographics},
BACKGROUND Geographic 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. RESULTS We present a framework for the geographic… CONTINUE READING

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