CARDIAC-ARIA : Measuring the accessibility to cardiovascular services in rural and remote Australia via applied geographical spatial technology (GIS) [ 2007 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof S Stewart; Dr AM Tonkin; Prof D Wilkinson; Ms RA Clark; Ms K Eckert; Mr N Coffee; Mr P Astles; Ms MK Milligan

Brief description Despite significant improvements in the cardiovascular health of Australians, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) continues to impose a heavy burden on Australians in terms of cost,disability and death. Recent evidence suggests that mortality from CVD increases with increasing remoteness. Rates are reported to be between 20% and 50% higher in rural areas compared to major cities. This project, with its extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, will rank 11,338 rural and remote population centres to identify geographical 'hotspots' where there is likely to be a mismatch between the demand for and actual provision of cardiovascular services.

Funding Amount $158,688

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