Detecting Clusters of Diseases with R

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  title={Detecting Clusters of Diseases with R},
  author={Virgilio G{\'o}mez-Rubio and Josef Ferrandiz and Antonio L{\'o}pez},
  year={2003}
}
One of the main concerns in Public Health surveillance (Aylin, Maheswaran, Wakefield, Cockings, Jarup, Arnold, Wheeler, and Elliot, 1999) is detection of clusters of diseases, i. e., the presence of high incidence rates around a particular location, which usually means a higher risk of suffering from the disease of study. Many methods have been proposed for cluster detection, ranging from visual inspection of disease maps to full Bayesian models estimated by using M.C.M.C. In this paper we… CONTINUE READING

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