A Review and Framework for Categorizing Current Research and Development in Health Related Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Studies

Anders Knørr Lyseen, Christian Nøhr, Esben Munk Sørensen, O. Gudes, E. M. Geraghty, N. T. Shaw, C. Bivona-Tellez

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29 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
JournalIMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics
Pages (from-to)110-124
ISSN0943-4747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Lyseen, Anders Knørr ; Nøhr, Christian ; Sørensen, Esben Munk ; Gudes, O. ; Geraghty, E. M. ; Shaw, N. T. ; Bivona-Tellez, C. / A Review and Framework for Categorizing Current Research and Development in Health Related Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Studies. In: IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics. 2014 ; pp. 110-124.
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A Review and Framework for Categorizing Current Research and Development in Health Related Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Studies. / Lyseen, Anders Knørr; Nøhr, Christian; Sørensen, Esben Munk; Gudes, O.; Geraghty, E. M.; Shaw, N. T. ; Bivona-Tellez, C.

In: IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2014, p. 110-124.

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