The application of GIS technology to equitably distribute fieldworker workload in a large, rural South African health survey


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An accessibility model within a geographical information system (GIS) is used to predict average inter-homestead walking times and subdivide the study area into units of equal completion time. The method could be used to ergonomically design home-based care and tuberculosis directly observed treatment programmes and inform the siting of health facilities. The paper highlights the use of GIS technology as a powerful tool in developing countries

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Tropical Medicine and International Health
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Vol 7 No 1

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