Asthma and Air Pollution- A Decision Support for Health Administration
Track: Public Health
Authors: swatantra kethireddy
Asthma patient hospitalization data of Mississippi has been analyzed and mapped using quantitative Choropleth techniques in ArcGIS. Patients have been geocoded to their respective zip codes. Existing hospitals and emergency clinics were geocoded to further understand their proximity and accessibility to patients. This GIS based project would be useful for health risk assessment and providing support to health administrators for establishing satellite clinics in the future.