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Study Report

Study Number: QG-502-001-1-1-China-CIESIN-1950

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: China county-level data on hospitals and epidemiology stations, 1950-1985 [CD-ROM].  [machine-readable data file] / Lavely, William  [principal investigator(s)] / Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 11/18/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: The data is also available at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESEN). GIS program is needed for ARC/INFO export fles. (DPLS internal note: This study is received on a CD-ROM for review purpose.)

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 10/1/1997

Documentation: View the readme file.

Abstract: The China County-Level Data on Hospitals and Epidemiology Stations, 1950-1985 was constructed from the National Directory of County-Level and Above Hospitals (Health System) published by Beijing People's Public Health Press (1985, 1988), the Encyclopedia of Chinese Hospitals published by Beijing Guangming Dayly Press (1989), and China Administrative Regions GIS Data: 1:1M, County Level, 1990", published by Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) (1996). The directories list the address, specialty, number of beds and personnel, as well as the founding date of each institution. Although not a complete listing of Chinese hospitals, the material provides a descriptive basis for the growth and spread of health-care institutions between 1950 and the mid-1980s. A particular feature of the dataset is the ability to represent institutional growth in a spatially and temporally disaggregated way. The files included in this dataset are available in three formats: ARC/INFO export, tab-delimited ASCII, and SPSS for Windows format. The files have been zipped using UNIX zip which is compatible with DOS Pkzip. A readme file (ReadMe.txt) describes the data.

Media/File Reports:

7035 (CD-ROM)