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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1002-1017; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031002
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GIS and Injury Prevention and Control: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Received: 5 January 2009; in revised form: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 8 March 2010 / Published: 11 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Epidemiology)
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Abstract: Intentional and unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and potential years of life lost in the first four decades of life in industrialized countries around the world. Despite surgical innovations and improved access to emergency care, research has shown that certain populations remain particularly vulnerable to the risks and consequences of injury. Recent evidence has shown that the analytical, data linkage, and mapping tools of geographic information systems (GIS) technology provide can further address these determinants and identify populations in need. This paper traces the history of injury prevention and discusses current and future challenges in furthering our understanding of the determinants of injury through the use of GIS.
Keywords: injury prevention; geographic information systems (GIS); social determinants injury prevention; geographic information systems (GIS); social determinants
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MDPI and ACS Style

Bell, N.; Schuurman, N. GIS and Injury Prevention and Control: History, Challenges, and Opportunities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1002-1017.

AMA Style

Bell N, Schuurman N. GIS and Injury Prevention and Control: History, Challenges, and Opportunities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(3):1002-1017.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bell, Nathaniel; Schuurman, Nadine. 2010. "GIS and Injury Prevention and Control: History, Challenges, and Opportunities." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 3: 1002-1017.



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