Navigating general practice. The use of geographic information systems

Aust Fam Physician. 2008 Oct;37(10):855-8.


Geographic information systems (GIS) are powerful tools for managing, analysing and mapping geographical and associated data. In the health care setting, GIS can be used to map and graph health care provider and social and environmental data. This article uses two hypothetical cases to explore applications of GIS in general practice.

MeSH terms

  • Family Practice*
  • Geographic Information Systems*
  • Humans