Investigating Environmental Health Studies Using Geographical Information Systems: Cancer Case Study


Turk T.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, cilt.22, ss.1505-1517, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1505-1517

Özet

Geographical information systems (GIS) have been extensively used to research public health issues in recent years. Cancer is one of the most important health issues around the world. In this study, a standard, effective and efficient GIS-based decision support system is established to ensure taking necessary measures for cancer cases, providing assistance to reveal the relationship between environmental health and geographical location, which may lead to cancer, keeping cancer cases under control, and places being recorded where the patients diagnosed with cancer dwell, together with their geographical locations. This system was fulfilled in the city of Sivas (Turkey).