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Spatio-temporal dependencies between hospital beds, physicians and health expenditure using visual variables and data classification in statistical table

Beata Medyńska-Gulij
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Geographic and Geological Scienses, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, 27 Dzięgielowa St., 61-680 Poznan, Poland
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  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Geographic and Geological Scienses, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, 27 Dzięgielowa St., 61-680 Poznan, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-06-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geocart-2016-0002


This paper analyses the use of table visual variables of statistical data of hospital beds as an important tool for revealing spatio-temporal dependencies. It is argued that some of conclusions from the data about public health and public expenditure on health have a spatio-temporal reference. Different from previous studies, this article adopts combination of cartographic pragmatics and spatial visualization with previous conclusions made in public health literature. While the significant conclusions about health care and economic factors has been highlighted in research papers, this article is the first to apply visual analysis to statistical table together with maps which is called previsualisation.

Keywords: previsualisation; visual analysis; cartographic visualisation; public health; health expenditure


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About the article

Received: 2015-05-12

Accepted: 2015-10-10

Published Online: 2016-06-11

Published in Print: 2016-06-01

Citation Information: Geodesy and Cartography, Volume 65, Issue 1, Pages 67–80, ISSN (Online) 2300-2581, ISSN (Print) 2080-6736, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geocart-2016-0002.

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