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Vulnerability assessment tools for infectious threats and antimicrobial resistance: a scoping review protocol
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    • Rodney P Jones, Lecturer in healthcare Management Coventry University

    In England I have used the output area classification with success for over 10 years to identify social groups with higher rates of admission. I have found deprivation to be a very crude measure. Alas much of this is not published. but several studies regarding admission to the CCU. Also a couple of studies looking at outbreaks of a mystery disease. See below.

    Hope this helps.

    Beeknoo N, Jones R. Using Social Groups to Locate Areas with High Emergency Department Attendance, Subsequent Inpatient Admission and Need for Critical Care. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2016; 18(6): 1-23. doi: 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/29208

    Beeknoo N, Jones R. Using social groups to locate areas of high utilization of critical care. Brit J Healthcare Manage 2016; 22(11): 551-560.

    Jones R. Year-to-year variation in deaths in English Output Areas (OA), and the interaction between a presumed infectious agent and influenza in 2015. SMU Medical Journal 2017; 4(2): 37-69.

    Jones R. Role of social group and gender in outbreaks of a novel agent leading to increased deaths, with insights into higher international deaths in 2015. Fractal Geometry and Nonlinear Analysis in Medicine and Biology 2017; 3(1): 1-7. doi: 10.15761/FGNAMB.1000146

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