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QUERI Implementation Research

Using Spatial Analysis Tools in Implementation Science

by Mark Bauer, MD ; Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD ; Robert Penfold, PhD
Seminar date: 9/13/2012

Description: Geographic factors can affect risk of disease, ability to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and ease of access to medical services and preventive care. Additionally, health services planning, including implementation strategies, depend critically on geographic factors even in a hierarchical, centralized system like VHA. This seminar overviews the use of spatial analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) software in VHA with particular attention to how these tools can ehnance implementation science.

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