Spatial modelling of population health screening : the role of accessibility in predicting expected patient flows

White, Nicole & Mengersen, Kerrie (2013) Spatial modelling of population health screening : the role of accessibility in predicting expected patient flows. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)


This paper describes a generalised linear mixed model (GLMM) approach for understanding spatial patterns of participation in population health screening, in the presence of multiple screening facilities. The models presented have dual focus, namely the prediction of expected patient flows from regions to services and relative rates of participation by region- service combination, with both outputs having meaningful implications for the monitoring of current service uptake and provision. The novelty of this paper lies with the former focus, and an approach for distributing expected participation by region based on proximity to services is proposed. The modelling of relative rates of participation is achieved through the combination of different random effects, as a means of assigning excess participation to different sources. The methodology is applied to participation data collected from a government-funded mammography program in Brisbane, Australia.

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ID Code: 56857
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Generalised linear mixed model, Mammography, MCMC, Service provision, Spatial modelling
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2013 23:46
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 19:02

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