Predicting (future) local differences in health care use through spatio-temporal analysis incorporating demographic and socio-economic change
Aletta Dijkstra (Pharmacoepidemiology)
Type of research
Professor Eelko Hak (FWN, PE2), Professor Leo van Wissen (NIDI), Dr. Fanny Janssen (FRW, PRC)
CollaborationUnit Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics (PE2) of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen.
Co-project leader from PRC
European wide, regional socio-economic development, population ageing, population decline and the associated health situation are of importance for the local provision of health care. Current economic polarization and related demographic transformation are likely to negatively influence the provision of health care and associated health care use in declining and ageing regions, whereas needs might be higher. Research into this issue is scarce.
This study will focus on the role of demographic change and socio-economic development in (future) local differences in health care use. Multi-disciplinary spatio-temporal analysis will be conducted with rich pharmaceutical and GIS databases covering the Northern Netherlands to quantify the role of these determinants.
The results will help targeting future regional health care needs.
- Dijkstra, A., F. Janssen, M. de Bakker, J. Bos, R. Lub, L.J.G. van Wissen, and E. Hak (2013) Using spatial analysis to predict health care use at the local level. A case study of type 2 diabetes medication use and its association with demographic change and socioeconomic status. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72730. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072730. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0072730
- Dijkstra, A., E. Hak and F. Janssen (2013) A systematic review of the application of spatial analysis in pharmacoepidemiologic research. Annals of Epidemiology 23(2013): 504-514. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279713001531
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