The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

A European Health and Environment Information System for disease and exposure mapping and risk assessment

Cockings, S., Jarup, L., Aylin, P., Elliott, P., Poulstrup, A., Reuterwall, C., Pekkanen, J., Martuzzi, M., Ferrandiz, J., Staines, A. and Richardson, S.A. (2000) A European Health and Environment Information System for disease and exposure mapping and risk assessment Epidemiology, 11, (4 Supplement), p. S107.

Record type: Article

Abstract

The European Health and Environment Information System (EUROHEIS) project aims to improve understanding of the links between environmental exposure, health outcome and risk, by developing integrated information systems for the rapid assessment of relationships between the environment and health at a geographical level.
The project is a feasibility study to assess the possibility of implementing systems for point source investigations and disease and exposure mapping in eight European countries (UK, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Italy, France and Eire). The partners involved in this project have been at the forefront of developing systems and methodologies for the appraisal and analysis of disease occurrence in small geographical areas as related to point source exposures and disease mapping within their respective countries. A system for point source investigations, including some disease mapping capabilities, has already been developed within the UK. The project aims to use this expertise and experience to extend and apply the systems and methodologies across the participating countries.
The project provides a detailed report of the geographically referenced health, environmental, population, socio-economic and geographical datasets available for use in developing the systems within the participating countries. Accessibility, coverage, completeness, quality, and feasibility issues related to their use are addressed.
Recommendations, specifications and guidelines on the practical implementation of computerised systems for rapid point source investigation and disease and exposure mapping within each partner country are developed. Sets of core data requirements for various levels of implementation are identified.
The possibilities for assessing socio-economic status from the various routinely collected data sources within the participating countries and incorporating these into the systems are explored, together with mechanisms for elucidating inequalities in health and exposure. The impact of data quality and resolution on estimates of disease occurrence are also considered. Previously developed statistical methodologies (including Bayesian statistical models using WinBUGS) are applied within some of the participating countries.
The results from the project are to be widely disseminated within the partner countries and the European Community as a whole (including the development of an internet site) and should form the basis for the future practical implementation of the systems and methodologies within the participating countries.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2000

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 16113
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16113
ISSN: 1044-3983
PURE UUID: 2a570448-4908-493c-b114-a4f0b86d7487

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 21 Jun 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:44

Export record

Contributors

Author: S. Cockings
Author: L. Jarup
Author: P. Aylin
Author: P. Elliott
Author: A. Poulstrup
Author: C. Reuterwall
Author: J. Pekkanen
Author: M. Martuzzi
Author: J. Ferrandiz
Author: A. Staines
Author: S.A. Richardson

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×