Geographic Information Systems Utilization in Pediatric End-of-Life Research: A Scoping Review

Title

Geographic Information Systems Utilization in Pediatric End-of-Life Research: A Scoping Review

Creator

Qualls KA; Svynarenko R; Cozad MJ; Keim-Malpass J; Huang G; Lindley LC

Publisher

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

Date

2023

Subject

geographic information system; hospice care; palliative therapy; article; child; clinical practice; data visualization; Geographic Information Systems; human; Information Systems; software; systematic review

Description

Currently, little is known about how geographic information systems (GIS) has been utilized to study end-of-life care in pediatric populations. The purpose of this review was to collect and examine the existing evidence on how GIS methods have been used in pediatric end-of-life research over the last 20 years. Scoping review method was used to summarize existing evidence and inform research methods and clinical practice was used. The Preferred Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA) was utilized. The search resulted in a final set of 17 articles. Most studies created maps for data visualization and used ArcGIS as the primary software for analysis. The scoping review revealed that GIS methodology has been limited to mapping, but that there is a significant opportunity to expand the use of this methodology for pediatric end-of-life care research.

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Citation List Month

May List 2023

Collection

Citation

Qualls KA; Svynarenko R; Cozad MJ; Keim-Malpass J; Huang G; Lindley LC, “Geographic Information Systems Utilization in Pediatric End-of-Life Research: A Scoping Review,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 21, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19102.