Geographical Displays of Health Care Data
geography, Virtual Data Warehouse
Background/Aims: The HCSRN Virtual Data Warehouse has geocoded data on all of its members and associated data from the U.S. Census and American Community Survey. We wish to show several novel ways of using that information to benefit health care research.
Methods: We will be using SAS software data from our Virtual Data Warehouse, geographic information systems (GIS) software and scripting languages to display existing data in ways that elucidate patterns of health care utilization and health outcomes that would otherwise be difficult to visualize.
Results: Results of this study are pending.
Conclusion: Our project will determine whether geographical displays of data can be an important way to show data relationships and visualize those relationships in the clearest and most meaningful manner.
Mack CD. Geographical displays of health care data. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2016;3:202.