Healthcare-seeking behavior study on beijing hand-foot-mouth disease patients

Jiaojiao Wang, Jinglu Chen, Quannan Zu, Zhidong Cao, Saike He, Daniel Dajun Zeng

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Abstract

Healthcare-seeking behavior (HSB) is the motivation of formulating, developing and changing healthcare policy and medical insurance system, also the important reference of reforming and improving healthcare systems. This paper mainly focused on exploring 'Patterns-Drivers' of HSB using a case study on Beijing Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (HFMD) in China. We extracted the index for HSB and constructed the networks using the heterogeneous information from patients' records, clarified the spatial-temporal distribution of HSB and examined spatial association between HSB and socioeconomic factors using Geographically Weighted Regression. It was found that HFMD morbidity, the spatial distribution of kindergarten, the scale of the public infrastructures such as the park and the toilet was the important local drivers of HSB. The outcome based on the application of complex networks, geographic information system and spatial statistical techniques would provide valuable information supporting the optimal allocation of health resources and decision-making in disease control and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019
EditorsXiaolong Zheng, Ahmed Abbasi, Michael Chau, Alan Wang, Lina Zhou
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages140-142
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125046
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Jul 1 2019Jul 3 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period7/1/197/3/19

Keywords

  • Complex networks
  • Geographically weighted regression
  • Healthcare-seeking behavior
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Spatial heterogeneity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Information Systems

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    Wang, J., Chen, J., Zu, Q., Cao, Z., He, S., & Zeng, D. D. (2019). Healthcare-seeking behavior study on beijing hand-foot-mouth disease patients. In X. Zheng, A. Abbasi, M. Chau, A. Wang, & L. Zhou (Eds.), 2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019 (pp. 140-142). [8823283] (2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2019.8823283