Research Article

Mapping practice population and morbidity with a computer.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.291.6501.1017 (Published 12 October 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:1017
  1. F Difford

    Abstract

    A method of dividing a map of the practice area into a grid based on postcode locations is described. The distribution of the practice population may thus be shown graphically and trends observed. The geographical incidence and prevalence of morbidity may also be charted and variations of statistical significance determined. This is a practical tool that will have greater potential as information technology in general practice develops.