Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to understand a community's primary care needs.

  title={Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to understand a community's primary care needs.},
  author={Michael F Dulin and Thomas M Ludden and Hazel Tapp and Joshua Blackwell and Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez and Heather A Smith and Owen J Furuseth},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  volume={23 1},
INTRODUCTION A key element for reducing health care costs and improving community health is increased access to primary care and preventative health services. Geographic information systems (GIS) have the potential to assess patterns of health care utilization and community-level attributes to identify geographic regions most in need of primary care access. METHODS GIS, analytical hierarchy process, and multiattribute assessment and evaluation techniques were used to examine attributes… CONTINUE READING


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