Spatial Analysis and Mathematics in Health Research: Why
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 1-3
Received: Mar. 27, 2015;
Accepted: Mar. 27, 2015;
Published: Apr. 10, 2015
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Pistolla Georgia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece
Mihael Maniadhakis, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Athens, Greece
Sifaki-Pistolla Dimitra, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece
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The present report is a short introduction of the special issue entitled “Spatial Analysis and Mathematics in Health Research, during Times of Global Socio-Economic Instability”. It aims to discuss several issues regarding the methodologies and analytics in health research as well as to raise questions and give “food for thought” about the way researchers manage health data. Finally, it outlines the use of mathematics and spatio-temporal analysis in research in epidemiology, Public health, Primary health care and health care practice.
Health Principles, Spatial Analysis, Deterministic, Stochastic, GIS
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Spatial Analysis and Mathematics in Health Research: Why, Science Journal of Public Health. Special Issue: Spatial Analysis and Mathematics in Health Research, During Times of Global Socio-Economic Instability.
Vol. 3, No. 3-1,
2015, pp. 1-3.
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